This post is a follow up to Supercharging II: 800 miles in a day to calculate carbon emissions from driving electric on a 1715 mile road trip. Summary: Driving an EV greatly reduced our carbon emissions to less than one quarter of a 25 MPG car.Continue reading
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Electric Cars are Cleaner than Gas-Powered Cars
The idea that EVs make just as much pollution as gas-powered cars is not new. It’s often brought up as a reason to keep pumping oil out of the ground and gasoline into cars. But believe me it’s an old idea, and it’s been addressed many, many times. We should, of course, all understand the mix of energy sources used to produce electricity, the emissions that come from using different sources, and the impact of emissions on the air we breath. But, the idea that EVs pollute “just as much as gas-powered cars” is not true.Continue reading
Ode to Bicycles
January 2021. California.
Bikes are a great way to get around. Good exercise and Zero emissions. I have friends and colleagues who commute to work by bike. Could this work for you? Is it practical? Is it possible? How about biking for local errands? Here are some of my thoughts and a few examples from the past 30 years when I was able to commute on bike.Continue reading
Every Day is Earth Day: Driving Electric Reduces Carbon Emissions
April 2020. California.
Have you wondered how much of a difference it would make for the environment if you started driving electric? This year for Earth Day I analyzed our data from 15 years of driving to compare the carbon emissions produced by the gas-powered and electric cars we’ve owned.Continue reading
MPGs and Electric Cars
One way to compare gasoline powered cars to one another is fuel economy, the miles per gallon rating that the EPA gives to each car. The average car in the United States gets about 25 MPG. So how can we compare the efficiency of electric vehicles (EVs) with gas-powered cars since EVs store electricity in the battery pack? Continue reading