David Reichmuth

David Reichmuth

David Reichmuth is a senior engineer in the Clean Vehicles program at the Union of Concerned Scientists. His work focuses on analyzing new vehicle technologies and advocating for policies that support the increased electrification of transportation. 

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Based on where EVs have been sold, driving the average EV produces global warming pollution equal to a gasoline vehicle that gets 88 miles per gallon (mpg) fuel economy. (Photo: joel-t/iStock) Views
Friday, February 14, 2020
Are Electric Vehicles Really Better for the Climate? Yes. Here’s Why
One of the questions I’m most frequently asked about electric vehicles (EV) is: “Are they really a cleaner option?” While it’s obvious that a fully-electric vehicle eliminates tailpipe emissions, people often wonder about the global warming emissions from generating the electricity to charge an EV...
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