Plug in an electric car to the grid and you’re most likely powering that groovy, hip, “green” car with coal, one of the very dirtiest forms of energy. Or nuclear, which in many ways is even worse. Even if you’re plugging it into solar power, that’s still not going to save the planet. It still requires the manufacturing of the cars, building and maintenance of roads (which encourages urban sprawl and habitat destruction), toxic manufacturing and transportation of the solar panels and batteries, and on and on. Electric cars aren’t the answer. Hydrogen (*snicker*) is not the answer. No cars are the answer–and I mean that in both ways.