A new British comparison study on the CO2 emissions of gasoline-fueled cars vs. electric cars doesn’t bode well for the “green” automobile industry:

Surprise: Green cars arent so green

ELECTRIC cars could produce higher emissions over their lifetimes than petrol equivalents because of the energy consumed in making their batteries, a study has found.

An electric car owner would have to drive at least 129,000km before producing a net saving in CO2. Many electric cars will not travel that far in their lifetime because they typically have a range of less than 145km on a single charge and are unsuitable for long trips. Even those driven 160,000km would save only about a tonne of CO2 over their lifetimes.

I’m so glad our government isn’t wasting taxpayer dollars to buy lots of these expensive vehicles.  Oh, wait…