Are Electric Cars Really Climate Killers?

John Voelcker takes on electric car critics, slanted reports and sensationalist web sites in pursuit of visitor traffic, not necessarily the facts.

Published: 09-Nov-2012

This seems to be our time for debunking dumb stories about plug-in electric cars.

First, we had to educate a Forbes columnist (and oil-industry consultant) about how the auto industry works.

Now, it's time to offer some gentle guidance to all those journalists who covered last month's release of a study from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology that says, in essence, that plug-in cars are worse emitters of carbon dioxide on a wells-to-wheels basis than gasoline or diesel cars.


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German Chancellor Merkel with French President Sarkozy.

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