Electric Cars Lifetime Waste Dwarfed By That Of Fossil Fuel Cars
Provided By - Video Elephant on March 01, 2021
Fossil fuel cars waste hundreds of times more raw materials than EVs, according to a new study by Transport & Environment.
The study found that electric cars use up to just 30kg of raw materials with recycling, in comparison to 17,000 liters of petrol.
Over its lifetime, an average fossil-fuel car burns the equivalent of a stack of oil barrels, 25 storeys high. If you take into account the recycling of battery materials, only around 30kg of metals would be lost, Lucien Mathieu, Transport And E-Mobility Analyst At T&E.
The study suggests that the benefits of switching from fossil fuels to electricity will grow over time.
The study says that Europe will produce enough batteries for its own EV market by 2021 and no longer rely on crude oil imports.
By 2035, over a fifth of the lithium and 65% of the cobalt needed to make a new battery could come from recycling.