(San Diego Tribune)A new study sheds light on the environmental benefits of using electric vehicles. According to the research, a person in the western U.S. who replaces a mid-sixed conventional car with a plug-in electric vehicle can avoid pollution damages equivalent to $425—much lower than is commonly thought. “There is still a very widespread common wisdom that electric vehicles are carbon-free or really good for the climate,” said David Rapson, an economic professor at University of California, Davis and one of the study authors. “That is only partially true, and it really depends on where you are.” Read original story