Are electric cars really green?

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asked Oct 20, 2017 in Green Living by Tbofram (390 points)
Are electric cars really green?

Since electric cars require charging and some electricity is made by using natural gas and other fossil fuels are electric really green after considering they do use fossil fuels for the electricity that is used to charge the electric cars?

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answered Oct 20, 2017 by takenbyWine (420 points)
Well some electricity is created by renewable resources such as wind and solar so in those cases the electric cars are good for the environment and a lot better than gasoline or diesel powered vehicles.

But on the other hand just like you said if the cars use electricity that is generated by using fossil fuels then it's not really a green or environmentally friendly car.

But then again the electricity would be generated anyway and has to go somewhere and it might as well go in the car.

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