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New report finds broad adoption of electric cars will increase air pollution

basil_hallwardMay 16, 2018, 8:38:49 PM

This Tesla demonstrates how electric cars never pollute the environment.

As yet anothert report shows Electric Vehicles are too expensive for  people on average incomes, and broad adoption will actually cause an increase in traditional air pollution

Inquiring into whether the internal combustion engine is on its way out, which is an absolute certainty according to advocates for "zero-emissions vehicle" (ZEV) technologies, especially battery-powered electric vehicles, the report found the utopian visions of scientists and environmentalists are just that - visions.

The green lobby and electric car fans claim that ZEVs will offer superior performance, lower cost, and, most importantly, "emissions-free" driving.

Sounds too good to be true? That's because it is, according to the conclusions of the report published by the Manhattan Institute. Dr. Jonathan Lesser, the author of "Short Circuit: The High Cost of Electric Vehicles," argues that critics of the internal combustion engine fail to consider just how clean and efficient new cars are.

Using the latest forecast prepared by the U.S. Energy Information Administration, Lesser's shows that, over the period 2018 - 2050, the electric generating plants that will charge new EVs will emit more air pollution than the same number of new internal combustion engines, even accounting for air pollution from oil refineries that manufacture gasoline.

What's more, EV subsidies benefit the wealthy at the expense of the poor. A nationwide survey of EV owners in 2017 found that 56% had household incomes of at least $100,000 and 17% had household incomes of at least $200,000. In 2016. median household income for the US as a whole was less than $58,000.

On the back of a spate of fatal accidents when electric cars involved in collisions caught fire, killing the occupants, it's been a bad few weeks for the champions of 'progress'. And on the subject of progress, the firt electric vehicle hit the road in 1829, some fifty years before the first Internal Combustion Engined car was built. I wonder why they never caught on.

Download a .pdf of Short Circuit: The high Cost Of Electric Vehicles by Jonathan Lesser

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