- burn 2x the oil, coal, natural gas of light duty diesels
- produce more CO2 and pollutants than light duty diesels
At this time there is no way to get past the 33% efficiency of turning coal, oil, or natural gas into electricity at the power plant. This single factor swamps all the other factors.
Including energy distribution (at the wheel efficiency) of various energy sources:
- Electric: 18%
- Gas: 34%
- Diesel: 47%
And the electric cars that run on oil, natural gas, or coal are all producing pollution back at the electric plant, while the light duty diesel with SCR/DEF pollution recovery system are actually zero emission.