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Electric Cars Won't Save the Environment
26 February 2014 11:00 am
One of the biggest reasons consumers purchase electric cars is to help reduce air pollution, but it turns out they may not be as helpful as we think. A study analyzing the future impact of the eco-friendly cars found that by 2050, they will barely contribute to overall emissions reduction, according to National Geographic. The researchers believe that’s because cars and trucks contribute to a mere fifth of the country’s current greenhouse gas emissions—and big carbon producers, such as power plants, need to be cleaned up to really have an impact.
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