An electric car is only as green as the method used to produce electricity.
I'd have to agree - although IMHO, the marketing strategy for hybrids / EV's has been much more effective since they shifted from "green" to "most km per tank" ads...
When you think about it, they are being sold to the average consumer, not the masses of environmentalists. Sure they are mentioned as "zero-emissions", "environmentally friendly", and they are shown with nice flowing fields of green grass in the background, but it's not the main theme of these cars anymore.
If the average consumer will see their fuel bill lowered by even 1/3 that of their previous car, while the electricity bill increases 5% due to the EV / plug-in hybrid... I don't think it will matter for the most part what the adverse effects of extra electricity consumption will have on the environment. Besides... if we can save on gas, then we can afford the bigger TV right?
I'm not saying that no one cares... just that in my experience, most don't even consider it in the first place.
It will only matter once the cost of electricity becomes a burden to the masses of EV / plug-in hybrid owners and then we will see a new technology released in mass to consumers - maybe ultra-high-efficiency solar technology?
And you can't charge for sunlight... unless you can put the charging stations indoors
We will always be at the mercy of the monopoly.
Rant End. lol