Tag Archives: hybrid vehicles

2020 Tesla Model Y

It Takes 66,379 Miles for an Electric Car to Have Lower Emissions Than Hybrid

In 2020, Tesla is expected to release the Model Y, a battery-electric hatchback “SUV” that will compete with the recently announced Ford Mustang Mach-E and other crossover-type electric fastbacks. Putting aside all the arguments why electric cars will not save the planet in general, let’s explore whether these new family wagons are even better than […]

2020 Toyota Prius Prime

Report: Electric and Plug-In Cars Have 21 Percent Fewer Lifetime Emissions Than Gas Ones

Recently, I wrote about the usage emissions of gas (internal combustion engine), hybrid, and electric vehicles. When we only look at emissions out of the vehicle tailpipe or electric plant smokestack, electric vehicles are clearly the cleaner option for the marginal mile of travel. But as several commenters noted, we really need to look at […]

Model 3 Red

Graphic: What’s a Vehicle’s Carbon Footprint?

I recently took a test-drive in a Tesla Model 3. It was an impressive car, but the ride left me wondering: with all the electric horsepower under the hood, was it really better than a hybrid? The EPA has a dated, but functional website with all the fuel economy and energy efficiency information a driver […]

End Of Gas Stations III: Coming To A Corner Near You

Part I: Gas Stations: Not So Long For This World? Part II: Gas Stations: Will They Survive The Rise Of Plug-In Hybrids? Sidebar: Econ 101: Why I’ll Never Buy A Gas Car Again. Lifecycle Changeover: Legacy ICE Giving Way To Early Majority PEVs Tesla expects to be producing 500,000 battery electric vehicles (BEVs) per year […]