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What hidden benefit might electric vehicles offer?

March 30, 2015View for printing

Researchers at Michigan State University and in China have found two ways that electric vehicles are more environmentally friendly than conventional vehicles.

First, they emit significantly less heat, according to Michigan State University, which could mitigate the urban heat island effect -- the phenomenon that helps to turn large cities into pressure cookers in warm months.

And second, the cooling that results from replacing all gas-powered vehicles with electric vehicles could mean that city folk need less air conditioning, another environmental win.

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