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Old 05-15-2014, 04:28 PM   #11 (permalink)
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The grid mix in my area means i would have to get 115mpg before i have the same emissions as a Nisan Leaf. That is if i didn't buy from the largest solar plant in New England (at least in 2010) which is just in town. Or from the wind mills on the mountains stretching as far as the eye can see from Vermont to Pittsfield MA.

That is just emissions wise though. EV's are no contest when it comes to efficiency. As Neil said, 13% of the energy content in a gallon of gas is just the electricity used to refine it. A Nissan Leaf could drive 13 miles on that 4.5kwh.

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