Eyes on the Road: Coaxing Auto Makers to Go Electric

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Wall Street Journal

Nov. 4, 2009

By Joseph B. White

"We believe the credit for a vehicle should be commensurate with its environmental benefit," says Dan Becker, director of the Safe Climate Campaign in Washington, D.C. Electric vehicles are cleaner than most cars, Mr. Becker says, but they aren’t strictly zero-emission cars. The electricity comes from somewhere, and in much of the U.S., that means a power plant burning coal.
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