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Unclean at Any Speed

countach44 (790998) writes | 1 year,22 days

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countach44 (790998) writes "From An article in IEEE's Spectrum magazine: 'Upon closer consideration, moving from petroleum-fueled vehicles to electric cars begins to look more and more like shifting from one brand of cigarettes to another. We wouldn’t expect doctors to endorse such a thing. Should environmentally minded people really revere electric cars?' The author discusses the controversy and social issues behind electric car research and demonstrates what many of us have been thinking: are electric cars really more envrionmentally friendly than those based on internal combustion engines?"

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Ugh (1)

Jah-Wren Ryel (80510) | 1 year,22 days | (#44159735)

The very first citation the guy makes is to a misleading op-ed type piece - he doesn't even link directly to it either. Here it is:

http://www.rsc.org/images/ResearchFortnight_tcm18-152803.pdf [rsc.org]

And here is a break down of some of the problems with it:

http://www.fastcompany.com/1285154/top-scientist-slams-electric-vehicles-misses-mark [fastcompany.com]

Note that it was published in 2009, UK energy sources have been, and are expected to continue, getting "greener" as time passes too.

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