Is switching from gasoline power to electric power “like switching from one brand of cigarette to another”? Richard Pike, chief executive of the Royal Society of Chemistry in the UK says it is. Slashdot has an excellent and exemplary conversation.
Page 11 (of 48) gives at least an approximation of CO2 consumption as measured in equivalent MPG for EVs, depending on what what’s being used to push the electrons to the car in the first place. Coming in first place is geothermal, with an eMPG or 7600, and coal comes in last at 30 eMPG.