Friday, 8 February 2013

India named least green country for electric cars

Coal-dependent power generation sees India bottom of a ranking for emissions from electric cars, with Paraguay top

Paraguay is the greenest place on earth to make and drive an electric car, according to analysis by independent research group, Shrink That Footprint, which has assessed the impact of grid-powered electric vehicles (EV) in twenty of the world's leading countries.

In India and China, where power generation is heavily coal-based, electric cars result in emissions similar to traditional petrol vehicles. In India, a fully electric car generates emissions comparable to a 20 MPG (US gallon) petrol vehicle whereas in Paraguay, using one produces emissions comparable to a 218 MPG petrol vehicle.

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