- Sep 27, 2015
- 2003 Jetta TDI (sold); 2012 Tesla Model S
They actually are. Numerous studies have been done showing that even if the energy source is coal EVs are still better overall. Also keep in mind that it's not diesel that comes out of the ground. It's oil. ~20% of the energy in that oil is lost refining it into diesel while coal is coal and natural gas is natural gas.The power plants themselves are not significantly more efficient then cars are.