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EV are undoubtedly better for the environment. Why? Because the cost of electricity generation is lower for solar, wind than gas, and gas is cheaper than coal. The portion of electricity generated from coal has dropped every year in the US for the last decade.
Economically speaking the grid will move away from high cost producers to renewables, which are cheaper. Checkout the roof of your local Walmart, CostCo, Ikea, Target or similar. Odds are pretty high it has solar on it.
And if you change one generating station from coal to *anything* else ALL the EVs on the road get instantly cleaner. Something like that is a bit harder with gas or diesel vehicles. Unless of course you can contract out a few million full engine replacements to the union of fairy god mothers...