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Electric Cars Cut Greenhouse Gases Even More Than Expected, NASA Says

03 February 2014 | Green Car Reports

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A trial program with electric cars at the Kennedy Space Center is going better than expected, cutting greenhouse gas emissions in company vehicles. In fact, the center's sustainability office suggests the results are 10 times better than those expected - electric cars are making a real impact on-site.

The impact on greenhouse gas emissions is being calculated based on how much electricity the cars are using when plugged-in. So far, the cost of all that electricity is much lower than expected. In three months, it's only cost $148 in electricity. The distance traveled has prevented 15,000 pounds of carbon dioxide from being released, compared to the equivalent gasoline vehicle. Over the course of a year, and with just ten drivers, that amounts to 60,000 pounds.


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