Social media is riddled with myths put out by electric vehicles skeptics. One of the biggest is the idea that EVs produce more emissions than gas-burning cars if they’re charged on a carbon-heavy electrical grid.
The Star spoke to academics, researchers, and other experts to put three of these falsehoods to rest.
- Myth #1: EVs are worse for the climate than ICE cars if they’re charged with dirty electricity.
- Myth #2 EVs are worse for the climate than gas cars because of the environmental impact of their batteries.
- Myth #3 You have to drive an EV for many years to compensate for the additional emissions produced by its battery manufacturing.