Another factor to consider is the source of electric power generation for both all-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles. If an electric car is pulling its power from a coal-fired plant, for example, its overall emissions impact could be no better than that of a petroleum-powered automobile. In this area, where fuel sources are cleaner and emissions are lower than in the rest of the country (according to Environmental Protection Agency statistics), it's safe to say that "well-to-wheel" emissions (those that take into account both energy production and vehicle operation) are lower than those of gas-guzzlers.

Revenge of the Electric Car | One Longfellow Square, 181 State St, Portland | May 22 @ 6:30 pm | Tickets cost $6.27 and are available at electriccarmovie.eventbrite.com | 207.774.9891

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