Plus, it’s improper to blame the car for the dirty power plant. That power plant is also running your lights and TV. It doesn’t mean we point at GE and say we’ll never buy their products because we can’t power them with clean energy.
Put another way, if the power company were to change over from coal to solar tomorrow, and you were still driving your gas car, then you’re still causing pollution by driving.
If you buy an electric car, and the power company changes over to solar down the road, then at some point you will stop causing pollution by driving.
I try to improve what I can improve. Driving an electric car would mean I wasn’t directly using a limited, polluting fossil fuel. If the power company insists on using old polluting technology, then I find that irritating, but there’s not really anything I can do about it, and they are going to be running that old polluting technology whether I drive a Tesla or a Taurus.