Electric Vehicles are Not a Panacea

The Free-Lance Star cites CEI’s study on electric vehicles:

A 2020 study by the Competitive Enterprise Institute concluded that “manufacturing an EV requires more energy inputs and imposes more mining-related impacts than an ICE vehicle. Using electricity rather than gasoline as a fuel source changes the environmental footprint but does not eliminate it.”

Furthermore, “disposing of old EV batteries creates environmental risks beyond those of conventional ICE vehicle batteries. Each of these concerns would intensify with increased production and use of EVs beyond the relative few on American roads today. The environmental downside should be fully thought through before any pro-EV policy is finalized and implemented,” the study concluded.

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