HIDDEN TRUTH ABOUT EV’s

ICE CAR

Why is internal combustion engine (petrol) cars better than electric vehicles ?

WHY ICE POWERED CARS

  • The emission of a typical ICE car in the USA as per the United States Environmental protection agency is about 4 metric tons of CO2 per year. 
  • These type just make about a 30% of the pollution made when making an EV
  • ICE cars are more reliable than EV because there are many gas station whereas there are not as many charging stations especially in countries like India. 
  • ICE cars are not as time consuming as electric cars while refuelling or charging. 

TRUTH ABOUT ELECTRICITY AND BATTERY

  • According to Energuide, the official mark of the government of Canada, also available in other countries who certify the energy efficiency of new and existing products and homes  :-

   60% of the electricity produced are from non renewable energy.

  • Getting energy from renewable sources will take a lot of time and money. 
  • Study of IIT Kanpur states that the electricity for charging comes from coal power plants
  • There are not enough material needed to make an EV available right now for electric cars to replace ICE cars all around the world.
  • Elements the battery needs are very rare and when the demand and volume of an electric car increases, the raw materials needed for the car will cause more harm to the environment.
  • Just manufacturing one battery will result in 10 – 40 tonnes of CO2 emission based on their range. 
  • The higher the range, the higher the emission. 

GETTING THE LITHIUM NEEDED FOR BATTERY

  • On the other side we have lithium, the most needed element for an electric car’s battery which is usually extracted from hard rock mines and for every tonne of mined lithium, 15 tonnes of CO2 are emitted into the air according to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s survey. 
  • Lithium mining also pollutes the air and water with chemicals and heavy metals. In addition, mining lithium can disrupt wildlife habitats and cause soil erosion, leading to long-term ecological damage.
  • 50% of the lithium comes from the lithium triangle situated in South America.

MAKING A BATTERY

  • To make an 450 kg battery :
  • You have to dig up 200,000 kgs of material
  • 100 – 300 barrels of oil 
  • Which will then manufacture a battery which will hold one barrel equivalent  of energy 

FOR CAR ENTHUSIASTS

  • Electric cars do not have better performance than ICE powered cars according to car reviewers. 
  • ICE cars are very good in terms of driving, exhaust sound, sportiness, etc 
  • Electric car makers use the fake exhaust sound which is made by the speakers of the car 

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