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  • 2011 Nissan Leaf SL

    We all know that electric cars charged from renewable sources of energy are much cleaner than gasoline-powered cars, but what about electric cars charged from electricity produced by a dirty coal-fired power plant? For some time, those against the uptake of electric cars have claimed driving an electric car powered by electricity from a coal-fired power plant is as bad -- if not worse -- than driving a gasoline car on an environmental level. Not so, says soon-to-be Nissan Leaf owner Mark D Larsen, who has taken some time out to demonstrate with some simple math why the 2012 Nissan Leaf...

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