You are also leaving out the energy necessary to refine the gasoline. An
electric car can go 20 miles on the energy it take to make gasoline
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> On Jan 4, 2018, at 11:36 AM, Ken Olum via EV <email@example.com> wrote:
> From: Robert Bruninga <bruni...@usna.edu>
> Date: Wed, 3 Jan 2018 16:52:46 -0500
> if one generates say 10MWhrs per year of solar and use 10MWhars per
> year of electricity, then 100% of your energy is completely fossil
> fuel free.
> I agree that you are entitled to brag that you used no fossil fuels in
> this case. But now suppose that you trade your electric car for a gas
> car. You pollute. But you also use, say, 1 MWh less of the energy that
> you generate. It goes out to the grid instead. Fossil fuel plants
> don't need to run to generate it. They pollute less. This partly
> compensates for the additional pollution that you generate with your
> gas car.
> The point I'm trying to make is that if you are comparing electric car
> vs. gas car, you should compare the pollution generated by the car with
> the pollution generated by producing the electricity, even if you
> yourself have solar panels.
> The only way that you should compare the pollution of the gas car
> against zero for the electric car is if the comparison is (gas car) vs.
> (electric car and new solar panels to charge it). For example this is
> the right comparison if you size your PV system to your needs including
> your cars.
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