How Are EVs Environmentally Friendly?

Blink Charging is among the largest producers of electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) in the United States, solving the problem of where to charge for businesses and homeowners alike. Blink is dedicated to reducing climate change and greenhouse emissions through the production of equipment that charges electric vehicles (EVs).

Since the beginning, electric vehicles have been subject to scrutiny. Some suggest that EVs may not be as environmentally-friendly as expected. So we asked the experts: are EVs really far cleaner running than gas-powered vehicles? Here’s what we found.

A comparative study from the International Council of Clean Energy (ICTT) showed that EVs produce virtually no tailpipe emissions, a promising difference between electric and internal combustion engines. However, the differences in environmental impact are most apparent when cars are compared over the lifetime of the vehicle.

20% of consumers

(50 Million People) are Likely to Buy an EV as Their Next Car

In fact, according to, there are two kinds of emissions: direct and life cycle. Direct emissions are those that come directly from the tailpipe. Direct emissions are smog-creating pollutants, such as nitrogen oxides and carbon dioxide. Lifecycle emissions, however, are created in vehicle production, processing, distribution, use, and recycling/disposal. All vehicles produce some amount of life cycle emissions.

Fuel sources for gas-powered cars include digging, extraction, refinement, and transportation, which produce much petroleum-based toxic waste before it’s actually used in a car. Manufacturing EVs also creates some lifecycle emissions. However, EVs produce fewer emissions in creating the fuel and substantially fewer emissions during operation, as they run on electricity and not burned fuel. At every step in the process, there is no doubt EVs produce fewer emissions and far less environmental damage than gas-powered vehicles.

By enabling the purchase, use, and operation of electric vehicles, Blink is at the forefront of the green technology revolution. Blink directly helps eliminate greenhouse gas emissions caused by transportation and is reducing carbon emissions, one charge at a time. For that reason, we are working hard to encourage the adoption of electric vehicles globally through the deployment of EV charging stations. Because together, we can all make a difference in our environment.

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