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+ - Electric cars could be a threat to the environment-> 3

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another random user (2645241) writes "Electric cars might pollute much more than petrol or diesel-powered cars, according to new research. The Norwegian University of Science and Technology study found greenhouse gas emissions rose dramatically if coal was used to produce the electricity. Electric car factories also emitted more toxic waste than conventional car factories, their report in the Journal of Industrial Energy said.

"The global warming potential from electric vehicle production is about twice that of conventional vehicles."

In addition, producing batteries and electric motors requires a lot of toxic minerals such as nickel, copper and aluminium. Hence, the acidification impact is much greater than that of conventional car production.

In regions where fossil fuels are the main sources of power, electric cars offer no benefits and may even cause more harm, the report said.

"It is counterproductive to promote electric vehicles in regions where electricity is primarily produced from lignite, coal or even heavy oil combustion.""

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Electric cars could be a threat to the environment

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  • we need a new idea. Eco 3.0 . It is not electric car. It will be horse! Nature will be healthy!
  • 1-Your assuming zero solar, wind, natural gas (both thermal and fuel cell) electricity, that by itself makes your posting misleading
    2-Cars can be charged using solar power during the day, and using idle capacity 10pm-7am, in both cases, using coal produced electricity might be avoidable
    3-There zero argument to continue using coal, worst case, nuclear is far cleaner (as baseline power production), while a nuclear power plant might poison some people in case an accident happens, coal power plants poisons peop

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