Those opposed to EVs often mention the car is still creating CO2, but at the power plant vs at the tail pipe. This recent article from the US DOE gives the average per state so you can get an idea of how your local power plant is doing. Best states based on pounds of CO2 equivalent for annual vehicle use 1. Vermont <1 lb 2. Washington State 987 lbs 3. Idaho 1,179 lbs (based on the graphic, thinking they confessed Idaho with Iowa) 4. Maine 1,559 lbs 5. Oregon 1,644 lbs ... Worst states based on pounds of CO2 equivalent for annual vehicle use 46. Utah 8,362 47. Indiana 8,682 lbs 48. Wyoming 8,823 lbs 49. Kentucky 8,965 lbs 50. West Virginia 9,451 lbs the averages out to 4,815 lbs vs an average ICE at 11,435 lbs so even the most coal burning states, still have a CO2 advantage over a gasoline engine car.