Battery powered Chevy Volt produces more CO2 than an ordinary gasoline engine

My annual birthday-month fund-raising drive for Behind the Black is now on-going. Not only do your donations help pay my bills, they give me the freedom to speak honestly about science and culture, instead of being forced to write it as others demand.


Please consider donating by giving either a one-time contribution or a regular subscription, as outlined in the tip jar below.


Regular readers can support Behind The Black with a contribution via paypal:

Or with a subscription with regular donations from your Paypal or credit card account:

If Paypal doesn't work for you, you can support Behind The Black directly by sending your donation by check, payable to Robert Zimmerman, to
Behind The Black
c/o Robert Zimmerman
P.O.Box 1262
Cortaro, AZ 85652


You can also support me by buying one of my books, as noted in the boxes interspersed throughout the webpage. And if you buy the books through the ebookit links, I get a larger cut and I get it sooner.

The electric-powered Chevy Volt actually produces more CO2 than an ordinary gasoline engine!

I don’t know if the analysis in the above article is completely accurate, but it sure suggests that switching to electric cars over gasoline is not all that it’s cracked up to be, and is probably not a good idea.


One comment

  • Kelly Starks

    I’ve seen it consistently reported in various analysis of electric cars that their per mile air pollution levels are higher then gasoline cars. Given they also cost much more to buy, and to operate per mile; and of course they can’t get very far per day…

    ..Well lets say its kind of obvious why electric cars were driven out of the car market by steam and gasoline cars around the time the Wright brothers flew, and never have been able to get the market back since.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *