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February 26, 2015
Electric-car driving range and emissions depend on where you live
Washington DC (SPX) Feb 26, 2015
Many car buyers weighing whether they should go all electric to help the planet have at least one new factor to consider before making the switch: geography. Based on a study of a commercially available electric car, scientists report in the ACS journal Environmental Science and Technology that emissions and driving range can vary greatly depending on regional energy sources and climate. Jeremy J. Michalek and Tugce Yuksel note that the transportation sector is responsible for 32 percent of carbon ... read more

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