I'm sure it's somewhere here in the forums, but I wasn't able to find it. I wanted clarification about the carbon emissions question.
The statement that an electric vehicle emits less carbon per mile is backed up by what evidence?
Specifically, I realize that the coal burning power plant emits a certain amount of carbon for each kwatt produced. And I realize that the EV uses a certain amount of kwatt to move the EV each mile. On the other hand, an ICE has certain tailpipe emissions.
I would like a start to finish comparison of the cabon footprint for EV vs. ICE.
Starting with the assumption that we are using existing coal mines and existing oil wells.
FOR ICE: Carbon emitted...
extracting and storing the oil,
shipping the oil by tanker,
refining the oil to gasoline,
shipping the gasoline to the gas station, then
burning it in the ICE
FOR EV: Carbon emitted...
extracting the coal,
shipping the coal,
burning the coal to make electricity,
transmitting the electricity via power lines through transformers etc...,
energy loss via charging the battery, then
energy used in the electric engine
Let's start with that, later we can discuss the amount of carbon used in the manufacture and recycling of ICE vs. electric engine & battery.