Monday, March 10, 2008

Plug in Hybrids and Electric Cars Could Triple Demand for Water, Study Reports

The road (TGW) – A new study concludes that producing enough energy for plug in hybrids and all electric vehicles could triple demand for water consumption.

Each mile driven with electricity consumes about three times more water (0.32 versus 0.07-0.14 gallons per mile) than with gasoline, the study found.

"This is not to say that the negative impacts on water resources make such a shift undesirable," King and Webber emphasized. "Rather this increase in water usage presents a significant potential impact on regional water resources and should be considered when planning for a plugged-in automotive economy."

The study was led by Carey W. King and Michael E. Webber.

Via :: Press Release