Despite their “green” image, electric vehicles are often less efficient and more polluting than the gasoline cars they replace, claims Clive Matthew-Wilson, outspoken editor of New Zealand car-buying guide The Dog & Lemon Guide. Matthew-Wilson says his 168-page report, entitled “The Emperor’s New Car,” is a long-overdue reality check. “The car industry is selling a false image of efficient, environmentally friendly electric cars powered by ‘green’ energy,” he says. “In reality, ...

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