How sustainable are electric cars?

I’m trying to adopt a more environmentally-friendly lifestyle overall, and I think that driving an electric car could be a great next step for me. How sustainable are electric cars?

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Answer provided by
Allison Stone
Answered on May 20, 2022
It depends on who you ask, but many experts believe that switching over completely to electric cars could make a huge impact on the world and the environment, and be a great step towards a more sustainable future.
According to the EPA, each gallon of gasoline burned by a gas-powered car creates about 8,887 grams of CO2.
Electric cars do not burn gasoline and have zero tailpipe emissions, but there are emissions created in the production and distribution of electricity used to power the vehicle. On average, however, electric cars produce fewer emissions and are more sustainable than gas-powered cars.
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