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      02-27-2020, 09:13 AM   #3321
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A very good car engine will do about 40% efficiency.

A power station will do over 90%. Factor in some losses for transmission and charging, and the EV is probably still over 80% efficient. Then add on their efficiency in traffic etc compared with running an engine (even with auto start/stop)...

The EV is way more efficient, even though its power is created by burning stuff.

What happens at the end of life with an EV, and how polluting they really are to build, are other questions though...ones that I'd like to see answered!

I'm sceptical about how environmentally friendly EVs really are too, but in terms of CO2 emissions at least, they're a vast leap ahead of ICEs.

Edit: Hey mods, why was my post moved to this thread??

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