I would have to agree as producing one battery for one of these electric cars would take as much carbon produced to run an 8 cylinder gas engine for eight years.
You doubt that weg ?
Do you know how long it actually takes to build a battery for an electric car ? Take a guess.
Unfortunately, both nickel - hydride batteries and the newer lithium - ion batteries rely on the mining of nickel, copper and so - called rare earth metals.
A lot of carbon is produced to mine those rare metals.
The production of lithium - ion batteries account for 2 to 5 percent of total lifetime hybrid emissions and nickel - hydride batteries are responsible for higher sulfur oxide emissions, roughly 22 pounds (10 kilograms) per hybrid compared with 2.2 pounds (about 1 kilogram) for a conventional vehicle.
get a gas conversion for your car, cheaper and better for the environment
Yes they are and no doubt about it.
Did I mention how much carbon emission it would require to recycle these batteries.
Over 90% of Polish power is generated through coal fired plants.
And how much carbon emissions does it take to produce enough electricity from coal to charge one of these cars ?
See why it is not b.s. weg.