Are Electric Cars Worse For The Environment?

A Detailed Analysis Busting Myths Surround Electric Vehicles

1y ago

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Electric cars are touted as a solution for reducing emissions and improving the environmental impacts of transportation, but are electric cars actually any better for the environment than gasoline cars? This video looks to answer three main questions: 1) Doesn't EV battery production cause a lot of emissions? 2) Don't electric cars get their power from fossil fuels? 3) Isn't lithium mining terrible for the environment? Check out the video below for answers!

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  • No of course they're not bad for the environment. They're super good. Batteries grow on trees and electricity is created by magical pixies and when the batteries are dead, they just magically disappear.

    True story.

      1 year ago
    • Of course mining, refining and transporting fossil fuels constantly for decades (which he forgot to include in the vid) is magic, and has way less environmental impact than a battery that lasts 20 years in a car, another 10-20 in grid energy...

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        1 year ago
    • How long does a phone battery or laptop battery lasts? Why would it be any different in a car... it's a chemical reaction that slowly degrades the physical properties of the battery storing power. No electric car will last 20 years, at least...

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        1 year ago
  • It's a pointless argument since there isn't enough lithium on the planet to replace even just the cars in America. Unless we come up with some new battery tech that changes our understanding of physics, we'll be using electricity generated from Fusion reactors to make artificial petrol in 20 years time.

      1 year ago
    • At the beginning of the industrial revolution in UK which started with the long known steam power turned to industrial use the Newcomen steam engine was so incredibly inefficient that I am surprised anyone bothered. That is the clue for...

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        1 year ago
    • Wise words sir

        1 year ago
  • Excellent. I like a big lump of Fenske to watch in the morning, as I’m being driven to the airport (in a hybrid).

      1 year ago
  • And what about the child labour that is used for the kobalt mines?

      1 year ago
  • I think you missed a little of the carbon savings of an electric car over a ICE car, there is no energy needed to produce an internal combustion engine. Instead of just focusing on carbon emissions, you should point out point source emissions from any fossil fuel power plants are better controlled than tailpipe emissions of hydrocarbons and other smog producing emissions. Plus, the processing and drilling for oil causes sharmful air and water pollution.

      1 year ago
    • Um, Really? no energy needed to produce an internal combustion engine? You may want to retract that statement.

        1 year ago
    • Iron ore is dug up in the exact shape of V8 engine blocks

        1 year ago
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