"One area the roadmap doesn't touch on, though, is the issue of carbon dioxide emissions – the inevitable result of generating all that electricity used to power expanding numbers of leccy cars."
Is that, like, the equivalent of flame bait?
It's pretty well accepted that you emit less CO2 per unit of energy produced in a large, efficient, central power plant than you do in small systems like gasoline engines. You would need extreme transmission and battery storage losses to offset that decreased CO2 emission. This is why environmentalists are in favour of electric transportation.