Electric vehicles killing the planet

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  1. Manonthestreet
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    Considering Germany’s current energy mix and the amount of energy used in battery production, the CO2 emissions of battery-electric vehicles are, in the best case, slightly higher than those of a diesel engine, and are otherwise much higher. This has been confirmed by a new study by Christoph Buchal, professor of physics at the University of Cologne; Hans-Dieter Karl, long-standing ifo energy expert; and Hans-Werner Sinn, former ifo president and professor emeritus at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München. CESifo Group Munich - ifo Schnelldienst: Electric Vehicles are not a Panacea for Climate Change
    Oh my,,,,just another scam we got to pay for. What will save us now?
     
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    Why am I not surprised by this outcome?
     
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    Yup... And what many of these environmentalist types overlook is that electric vehicles might as well just be called coal vehicles (or "fossil fuel" vehicles), since the primary power sources for electricity are coal and other "fossil fuels" as they are stupidly called.
     
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    Because it ain't true.
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    Where do they dispose the batteries that have to be replaced every 1-3 years?
     
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    Dont be a denier......science is settled until they up their game. I would suggest mandatory elec fleet regs as all others are under. Gas is King,,,
     
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    If that's true it's a good question.
    I like the future of biofuels myself...
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    No one ever considers the insane amounts of waste that is going to be created from allllllllll of those batteries and heavy metals in landfills.For example, look at fluorescent versus traditional light bulbs. Nothing is truly free.
     
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    Yep. And as soon as someone invents a battery that can last forever or is recyclable , Exxon or one of the others will buy the patent and bury it.
     
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