WASHINGTON (Sinclair Broadcast Group) -- A new study from the Union of Concerned Scientists shows electric cars are becoming much greener to drive because the electric grid is much cleaner.
Thanks to an increase in clean energy hitting the grid, about 75% of Americans now live in places where driving electric cars can be cleaner than a gasoline car that gets 50 miles per gallon, according to a @UCSUSA report. https://t.co/vMHJzmbWqJ via @ElectrekCo— InsideClimate News (@insideclimate) March 13, 2018
Electric cars reportedly release greenhouse gas emissions equal to a car that gets 80 miles per gallon.
75 percent of Americans also live in places where driving on electricity is better and cleaner than driving on a gasoline car that gets 50 miles per gallon.
Electrek reports that the change from coal to natural gas in various regions helped make driving on electricity much greener.
In 2018, less than one third of electricity comes from burning coal while 10 percent of electricity comes from renewable energies such as solar and wind, according to CleanTechnica.