GM spokesperson Kristin Zimmerman admits 95% of “clean” energy to charge electric cars comes from COAL
By Ethan Huff // Feb 07, 2021

Okay, so she did try to whitewash her accidental admission by switching it to "natural gas" – which is not much different, according to the climate mafia – at the last second. Still, General Motors (GM) spokesperson Kristin Zimmerman has become something of an internet sensation for letting the cat out of the bag that "electric" cars actually run on about 95 percent coal.


During a recent unveiling of the new Chevy Volt, Zimmerman demonstrated for the media how the supposedly "green" vehicle is simply plugged into a power source for energy. And this power source, at least in Michigan, is mostly burned coal.

A man in a suit pulled out the giant plug (watch below) and waved it in front of the cameras, prompting laughter from the press, before inserting it into the Volt. A journalist then walks up to Zimmerman to ask her about the power source behind the plug.

"Because everybody thought we killed the electric vehicle, and we didn't," Zimmerman told the questioning press with a confident smirk.

"So what's charging the batteries right now? What's the source?" one member of the press asked in response.

"Well, here," Zimmerman answered. "It's coming from the building."

"I mean, what's their mix of power?" the press member then responded.

"Oh, actually Lansing feeds the building. Lansing feeds power to the building, so I don't know ... I'll bet you they're a bit of coal, oh they're heavy on natural gas, aren't they?"

J. Peter Lark from the Lansing Board of Water & Light, the power company Zimmerman was referring to, quickly cleared up the discrepancy.

"Right, it would be charging off the power grid which is about 95 percent coal," Lark told the reporter.

In other words, nearly all of the energy used to power electric vehicles in Michigan comes from burned coal, which is far more polluting than the internal combustion of normal gasoline.

Electric cars are more polluting than gas-powered cars

If you watch the video closely, you can see the precise moment when Zimmerman realized she had walked right into a trap. She thought about it for a second and came to the realization that her company's supposedly "green" vehicles are worse polluters than their gas-powered counterparts.

"For those of you who didn't put it all together: Electric cars run off electricity, electricity provided by a power plant, a plant that runs primarily off coal, which actually is a worse pollutant than a gas-powered engine," wrote one Twitter user in response to the clip.

This has been known for years, as a paper that came out back in 2015 revealed that most electric cars throughout the country are powered by electricity that comes from coal.

While some areas of the country are heavy on nuclear and hydro power sources, the fact remains that coal is still what powers America. Consequently, electric vehicles are nothing more than greenwashed virtue signaling tools to make climate fanatics feel as though they are better than everybody else.

Electricity is also more costly than normal gasoline, which means electric vehicles are overly expensive, highly polluting scams that only exist because of government subsidies.

"Electric cars should just be rebranded as coal cars," wrote another Twitter user.

"The important thing is that our government overlords keep subsidizing electric cars, even though this very high price subsidy will achieve only tiny emissions savings," wrote another.

"Someone should ask the climate czars how 'green' it is to mine for lithium," this person further wrote, highlighting the dirty nature of producing lithium-ion batteries for electric cars.

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