Why Electric Vehicles Are Better for the Environment Despite Their Batteries

Why Electric Vehicles Are Better for the Environment Despite Their Batteries

Why Electric Vehicles Are Better for the Environment Despite Their Batteries

10/15/19

“Why are critics wrong about electric vehicles being worse for the environment than their petroleum counterparts?”

Electric vehicles are often marketed as being cleaner than their petroleum alternatives. However, many critics point out that the carbon intensity of their battery manufacturing process makes them much more harmful for the environment. Although this is true, by taking into account that electric vehicles pollute much less over their lifetime, this carbon debt is paid off. In fact, studies have shown in some areas of the world electric vehicles can cross this mark in only two years! And with future improvements in the manufacturing process and grid decarbonization, this payback can be achieved on an even faster timescale. This is Why Electric Vehicles Are Better for the Environment Despite Their Batteries.

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