The Zero Emissions Tanker Truck, by Eric Peters

First they came for the internal combustion cars. Someday it will be everyone’s car regardless of whether they’re internal combustion or electric, and only the elite will have any kind of personal transportation. From Eric Peters at ericpetersautos.com:

If you think about it, a tanker truck is a “zero emissions” vehicle – in that the gas it carries isn’t “emitting” anything, as it is being transported from the refinery to the station.

Why are electric cars considered “zero emissions” when it amounts to the same thing?

True, while they are moving they are not “emitting.” But how about what makes it possible for them to move? Lots of C02 is being “emitted” by the coal/oil/natural gas-fired ultility plants that generate the majority (by far) of the electricity that electric vehicles “burn,” so to speak.

Does it matter – assuming C02 “emissions” matter – where they are “emitted”? Logically, of course, it does not.

But politically – that’s another matter.

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