If you are looking to travel Canada the greenest way possible, it may not seem realistic to use an electric vehicle. In a CBC article, Emily Chung challenged the assumption that train travel is necessarily lighter on emissions than air travel in covering the distance in this wide country. Many people responded to the article as there was no mention of electric cars.
EV’s do not release emissions however, there are emissions in the process of manufacturing of the vehicle. There are also emissions involved in the generation of the electricity needed to charge them. To specifically know the emissions that are produced you need to consider where you live as each province generates electricity differently.
If you live in a province with a low-emissions grid such as Manitoba, Newfoundland and Labrador, Quebec, or Ontario you can feel confident that driving isn’t producing much pollution. Power generation in Nova Scotia and Alberta mainly use coal so you would be producing more pollution.
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