The wheels on the coal car go round and round, all the way to town…

Are electric vehicles really the cleanest form of transportation to take us into the future? Or have electric car manufacturers managed to make us believe that their electric vehicles will actually reduce emissions?


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Volvo got us shook this week with their shocking announcement, that every car it launches from 2019 will have an electric motor... And by 2020 most automakers everywhere will be jumping on the electric-motor band-wagon, offering only electric or hybrid models.

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So what will happen when Canada’s energy industry when electric vehicles take over the streets and how will the industry keep-up with electricity demands as electric vehicles become more prominent? Here are two potential outcomes as a result of greater electric vehicle sales.

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Hold up… All this talk about electric vehicles sounds fine and dandy, but where is all of this green electricity going to come from?!

Today, 65 per cent of electricity in the United States is derived from fossil fuels, 30 per cent of which directly comes from coal…  and that’s nothing compared to China’s 70 per cent of coal generated electricity. Coal is known for being the most environmentally damaging sources of electricity but still accounts for the majority of global electricity production… Despite innovation within the green energy sector, the infrastructure does not exist to produce enough electricity to supply the anticipated requirements of the new electric vehicles hitting the streets.

 

Are electric vehicles really the cleanest form of transportation to take us into the future? Or have electric car manufactures managed to make us believe that their electric vehicles will actually reduce emissions?

 

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