The rumors about the carbon footprint of an EV vs. a gas car have been floating around the last few years. "Coal powered cars" was a comment from Mr. Lutz from General Motors, I believe. Well, I subscribe to a YouTube channel called Fully Charged, based in the UK. The latest episode had two interesting graphs for EV owners (see below). They show two things:
1) The footprint to manufacture an EV is about the same as a gas car, and the battery production adds a small amount over that. The operating CO2 footprint, however, is over 50% less for an EV. Don't let someone tell you an EV is the same pollutant value as a gas vehicle...it ain't so!
2) Interestingly, a homeowner's purchase of solar panels is statistically linked to buying an EV! Many people that buy an EV end up buying solar panels - and vice versa!
The link to the Fully Charged YouTube channel is here and the graphs are below. I suggest you print off the graphs and take them to your next car show.