This is one of the meme's being used to slam electric vehicles - that they're just coal powered vehicles, so we should just dismiss electric vehicles as a solution for anything. I just came across this picture that really captures the sentiment.
I can think of many reasons to dismiss this dismissal, and just went through writing an initial stab at it here:- http://greentransportation.info/critiquing-the-coal-powered-ev-dismissal-of-electric-cars
The points I thought of were:-
- Not all electricity is from Coal
- The grid gets cleaner as time progresses, while gasoline cars get dirtier as time progresses
- Why is the focus on electric cars, and not on other electrical gizmos
- Gasoline production is a dirty process as well
What does everyone think? Suggestions?