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Dirty Secrets Of ‘Clean’ Electric Vehicles


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#1 Rogerdodger

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Posted 04 August 2020 - 12:28 PM

The Dirty Secrets Of ‘Clean’ Electric Vehicles

 

For the sake of saving the world, the climate crusaders of the richer nations might be willing to destroy the world.

 

The EVs will actually put more carbon-dioxide in the atmosphere than a similar-size gasoline-powered car driven the same number of miles.

 

Forbes Aug 2, 2020

 

"If one looks under the hood of “clean energy” battery-driven EVs, the dirt found would surprise most."

 

Besides the environmental destruction,

"Artisanal mines have been found to be dangerous and employ child labour according to a recent United Nations report.

 

If we replace all of the UK vehicle fleet with EVs,  assuming they use the most resource-frugal next-generation batteries, we would need the following materials: about twice the annual global production of cobalt; three quarters of the world’s production lithium carbonate; nearly the entire world production of neodymium; and more than half the world’s production of copper in 2018. And this is just for the UK.

 

The clean and green image of EVs stands in stark contrast to the realities of manufacturing batteries and producing sufficient electricity to charge them.