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Debunking Myths About Electric Vehicles

 

 

This video is full of misinformation about electric vehicles. Read about the debunked myths below.

Myth #1: Electric cars are more toxic to humans than other cars. 

They based this claim on a study which has been debunked for inflating their emission estimates by 40% by accounting for battery replacement without recycling and adding the need for a replacement gasoline car with the EV.

Myth #2: EV batteries are made from rare Earth materials. 

In the video they claim that batteries are made from rare metals like lithium, cobalt, and cerium. Another claim they make is that the materials come from overseas from countries with a lot of pollution like China and the Republic of the Congo. There are many different battery chemistries using different minerals. They are not all the same nor do they have the same impact. Most battery makers try to avoid all rare earth metals.

Myth #3: Batteries always end up in landfills and are toxic. 

This is completely false. Battery recycling is expected to become a big business in the near future. Many automakers are making less energy dense batteries, using old batteries for energy storage, and recycling the minearls in old batteries to make completely new batteries. 

Article orignally posted on Electrek.

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