" it matters not a jot that everyone has zero emitting vehicles until we can generate the power for them without burning dino juice."
-ICE in car efficiency approx 20-25%
-Combined cycle plant efficiency 40-45%.
Even accounting for 5% transmission losses and 10-15% charging losses, electric cars come out ahead in CO2 emissions even if every single watt they use comes from dino juice
2) Tailpipe emissions aren't only CO2, there's all sorts of nasties that I would rather not have to breathe.