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Are Electric Cars Environmentally Friendly?


The age of change has arrived upon us all, and for many, that change comes in the form of the many climate issues that we need to deal with. According to scientists from across the world, one of the biggest problems that the world faces is carbon emissions, specifically those that are produced by industry. But the world’s usage of hundreds of millions of cars every day is playing its part, too, which has lead to some businesses breaking into the electric car industry.

Unlike normal or racing cars, electric cars produce no emissions, they run entirely off of a battery system, and they’re being seen as part of the big move to a cleaner environment. But what many buyers don’t consider is how the cars themselves are made, and the kinds of production processes needed to produce the batteries that power those cars.

Battery Production

It’s an argument that many have put forward about the creation of electric cars. Today’s modern batteries are created from a range of rare earth metals, and their extraction and refinement does indeed have its own part to play in global emission quotas. Despite this, a report from the International Council on Clean Transportation found that it’s more about where the batteries are produced rather than the batteries themselves. More studies have shown that the mass-production of batteries can be done in a renewable fashion, as long as strict guidelines are maintained.

As of right now, creating a battery for an electric car produces 60% more emissions than a standard internal combustion engine, but over the lifetime of those same two cars, the electric vehicle ultimately releases fewer emissions into the atmosphere.

Sources of Power

Another common argument against electric vehicles is that we still need to burn fossil fuels in order to power them and a famous study from the Centre for Economic Studies showed that creating an electric car output more emissions than the process of creating a diesel car. It was a study that was quickly debunked by researchers around the world, with many stating that even if the production emissions of an EV is higher than its fossil-burning counterpart, for the length of its lifetime it creates much less pollution overall. On top of this, more and more countries are moving away from coal and oil, and have started investing in renewable energy sources, be it wind, solar, or even nuclear. What this means is that even if the emissions from powering an electric vehicle are higher right now, that will eventually begin to change in the coming years.

The Future of Transportation

No matter what the argument, there’s no denying that, like self driving cars, electric vehicles will be the transportation of the future, and more car manufacturers around the world are getting on board with the idea, and like a good game of online slots Australia, it doesn’t have to be a gamble. Thorough research has found that electric vehicles are better for the environment, better for our health, and as more research is put into battery technology, we will no doubt start to see vast improvements in the efficiency compared to the batteries that we use today.

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