Yale University just published in Nature Communications significant research on the life cycle emissions impact of BEV vs ICE vehicles. Guess what? Electric vehicles produce MUCH less lifetime greenhouse gas emissions over their lifetimes, even when accounting for all inputs. The article also makes a strong case for universal carbon taxes. With a carbon tax scenario, the US adopts electric vehicles much quicker, and can achieve Paris agreement goals. And that’s with the models assuming no future reduction in battery costs or the price of alternative energy. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-021-27247-y
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Of course power companies are bribing california politicians to tax solar.
From what I remember it was supposed to be that methane was much worse than CO2 and got released when mining lithium. Just another reason I’ll take an aptera over tesla, less pollution to make the battery.