The Science on Electric Vehicles does not support continuing California’s Waiver
March 2018

March 2018

This article is about California’s stated goal to remove all gasoline-powered automobiles from the roads and replace them with electric vehicles. They are currently using the Clean Air Act waiver to achieve this goal. But as attractive as such a policy looks to environmentalists, it has some serious downsides and the oft stated benefits are drastically overstated. The article references Arthur D. Little’s report: ‘Battery Electric Vehicles vs. Internal Combustion Engine Vehicles,’ which found that an electric vehicle produces 3.3 time more times higher lost life or disability over 20 years of use than its conventional counterpart. The study is referenced as saying ‘electric vehicles negatively impact terrestrial and freshwater life, compared to their fuel-based vehicles.’