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Old 02-23-2023, 11:25 AM   #3 (permalink)
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There were no facts in that link, and even an uninformed person like me can tell they are lying.

Battery production has way more entrained CO2 emissions than building a whole ICE vehicle. An EV starts out with a CO2 output something like 3x greater than an ICE.

So, anyone saying the indirect emissions of an EV are lower than ICE are either misinformed, or corrupt.

All that aside, the lifetime emissions of an EV will be lower, it just takes many miles to make up that initial deficit.
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