Monday Moaning

Yes, I know it’s Tuesday. I’m a day late, read here to see why.

Here’s something for you to think about.

Electric cars aren’t green!

It’s all a big lie.

The truth is they simply don’t use petroleum.

The whole process from manufacture to user product is more pollutant than conventional cars.

The mining and extraction of lithium in countries with lax manufacturing and disposal laws. The use of electricity in areas that have fossil fuel powered generators, means that electric cars simply aren’t green.

Read this Norwegian report in The Guardian that asks the question: “By solving one problem, do electric cars create another? And, if so, does this environmental harm then outweigh any advantages?”

“The study highlights in particular the “toxicity” of the electric car’s manufacturing process compared to conventional petrol/diesel cars. It concludes that the “global warming potential” of the process used to make electric cars is twice that of conventional cars.”

Which brings us to the point; why are we being lied to? Again!

2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Alex Jones on January 5, 2013 at 8:33 pm

    An interesting take on so-called green use of electric cars.



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