Nope. I just compared the carbon dioxide for charging a battery up to 16kW-H, and that for burning 1.3 gallons of gasoline.
Gasoline: about 12kG of carbon dioxide produced, low sulfur.
Plug in hybrid: about 15kG of carbon dioxide from burning high sulfur coal.
This doesn't count the environmental cost of finding, mining, and refining the lithium for the batteries, by the way. Nickel is also not the world's cleanest battery material--it's naturally found in combination with sulfur, which must be removed unless one really desires the area to be bathed in sulfuric acid. (see Brantford, Ontario for examples)
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