by Natura Naturans
According to the study directed by Christoph Buchal of the University of Cologne, published by the Ifo Institute in Munich last week, electric vehicles have “significantly higher CO2 emissions than diesel cars.” That is due to the significant amount of energy used in the mining and processing of lithium, cobalt, and manganese, which are critical raw materials for the production of electric car batteries.
A battery pack for a Tesla Model 3 pollutes the climate with 11 to 15 tonnes of CO2. Each battery pack has a lifespan of approximately ten years and total mileage of 94,000, would mean 73 to 98 grams of CO2 per kilometer (116 to 156 grams of CO2 per mile), Buchal said. Add to this the CO2 emissions of the electricity from powerplants that power such vehicles, and the actual Tesla emissions could be between 156 to 180 grams of CO2 per kilometer (249 and 289 grams of CO2 per mile).
The federal government and a number of states offer financial incentives, including tax credits, for lowering the up-front costs of plug-in electric vehicles (also known as electric cars or EVs). The federal Internal Revenue Service (IRS) tax credit is for $2,500 to $7,500 per new EV purchased for use in the
Time to stop government subsidies for electric cars
This just shows what a scam the government is to approve of huge subsidies for electric cars when they are more polluting than diesel cars. Only years after the fact are the studies done to show this. 5G is similar, no studies done but they are rolling it out to test the public as if WE were the lab rats.
Every study needs examination and reexamination. This study is not new however, other studies came to the same conclusion:
Off the point somewhat but electric cars with lithium batteries have a limited range and the time it takes to recharge is still too long. But there are new technologies that might change that. New battery technology might take a leap in new, cheaper, better batteries made of sodium and other cheaper materials. But that time is not soon.
It is sad the best option for power is left to languish, that is small nuclear. The military has hundreds of these babies, and the new ones can’t melt down no matter what. Some companies are working on them but utilities haven’t signed up yet: