Chinese Electric Car Pollution More Harmful to Humans Than Gas Cars US News

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In China, an electric car revolution may actually worsened air quality.

a line the American public has hearing for a while—switch to an electric car and the environment. But in China, where are more than 100 million scooters and cars, alternatively-powered may be worse for the environment than vehicles, according to a report Monday by a team from the of Tennessee.

The problem in China from the way most electricity is than 75 percent of power in is generated by coal. So, rather look at vehicle-emissions alone, electric cars easily gas- and diesel-powered cars, the studied the environmental impact of the power chain.

An implicit assumption has been air quality and health impacts are for electric vehicles than for vehicles, Chris Cherry, one of the of Tennessee researchers, explains. Our challenge that by comparing is emitted by vehicle use to what are actually exposed to.

Essentially, the health risk with vehicles is moved from the pipe to the areas surrounding power plants.

Electric are much cleaner when you carbon emissions, Cherry But coal power plants a number of different pollutions have very clear impacts.

Those emissions include particles—metals, acids, allergens, and that the Environmental Protection says have shown a association … with premature from heart or lung

About 10 years ago, set out to revolutionize its streets with cars, something that calls perhaps the single adoption of an alternative fuel in the of mobility. But because China has a population that lives these coal power the emissions from the plants nearby humans almost times as much as gas-operated America has been slower on the

Last year, the Department of estimated that America have about 1 million cars on the road by 2015.

The news is that America less heavily on fossil that emit fine American coal plants are than Chinese ones, and has relatively few people who live power plants.

The U.S. sector is much cleaner China’s, even the coal are cleaner, Cherry says. The EPA has some pretty advanced control measures.

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Coal for only about half of electric power, while natural gas and nuclear energy for about 20 percent each. America depends less on for its electricity, electric cars a appealing option here, Justin Kitsch, vice of communications at The Electrification Coalition, advocates a switch to electric

The advantage of the U.S. power is the diversity of our energy resources, of which are domestically produced, he

But Cherry says his study shows that electric aren’t the zero-emission savior expect them to be.

I think vehicles have a lot of promise, but not an evangelist, he says. There are electric cars out there themselves as being emission but you and I both know that’s not

Kitsch’s group says America should switch to cars primarily for the energy aspect, not necessarily for any environmental


If we can break oil’s stranglehold on the sector, it’ll help the strains on America’s national apparatus, he says. America, he has been hamstrung by being to buy oil that is produced in volatile as America relies on its military to oil supply lines.

Our dependence on oil has really limited our policy options, he says.

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