Building your own electric car is good for the environment. Yet many people believe they will pollute the air almost as much as gasoline powered cars, because power plants create their own pollution while they are generating the electric power needed by an electric car.
This is simply not true. The reason people are big on electric vehicles is because the total amount of fuel consumption involved is much less than what gas vehicles consume thanks to the efficiencies involved in a power generating plant.
Even on today’s electrical grid, plug-in cars are cleaner than a gasoline car. Even better, while electricity is getting cleaner and more renewable every year, even the cleanest gasoline car still keeps adding to pollution and always will. When you do an electric car conversion on the other hand, it just gets cleaner over time as the power plants gets cleaner.
Grid power comes from unclean as well as increasingly clean sources of energy, such as scrubbers for the burning of fossil fuels, solar panels, wind turbines, geo thermal generators and other sources of renewable power. This means that electric vehicles will be charged with increasingly clean sources of power as the grid becomes