ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF AN EV VERSUS AN ICE VEHICLE
The Fuels Institute and Ricardo Strategic Consulting conducted a survey to study the environmental impact of electric vehicles (EVs) and internal combustion engine vehicles.
The report evaluates and compares the above-mentioned vehicles, as well as the energy sources that power them and the corresponding total cost of ownership that affects consumers.
It found that over a 200,000-mile lifetime (321 000 km) and based on the average U.S. electricity mix (the mix of energy sources contributing to electricity generation), battery-powered EVs emit 41 percent less carbon emissions than internal combustion vehicles and 29 percent less than a hybrid electric vehicle. Many external factors impact vehicle carbon emissions, but the characteristics of the electrical grid are by far the most important.
To learn more, read the full report here.