Thinking Green – Diesel or EV?

Posted By on September 3, 2010

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Although I have nothing against an all electric vehicle for running around town or commuting in the city, one has to wonder about the components being mined, transported and produced for batteries (or the eventual waste/recycling), as well as just how the power is generated in order to charge an all-electric vehicle – Edmunds ‘Swiss study’ article.

For many of us who live in the US and drive significant miles (we’re still a wide open interstate country), an efficient diesel powered vehicle might make quite a bit more sense. VW TDIs, and most of the newer clean diesels being sold, are a pretty green competitors and might even be a more economical choice for owners too –linknot to mention that their environmental footprint improves even more if they are being fueled with carbon neutral biodiesel.

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