Plug-in Cars Could Actually Increase Air Pollution

The expected introduction of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles could cut U.S. gasoline use, but could increase deadly air pollution in some areas, two reports say.That’s because a plug-in’s lower tailpipe emissions may be offset by smokestack emissions from the utility generating plants supplying electricity to recharge the big batteries that allow plug-ins to run up to 40 miles without kicking on their gasoline engines. Plug-ins, called PHEVs, are partly powered, in effect, by the fuel used to generate the electricity.

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  • Max

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