atbattersea wrote: ↑
Mon Nov 22, 2021 9:20 am
Electric cars are not “green”, you are just moving the emissions from one place to another (from the street to the power generation network), and generating a whole slew of emissions (and polution) in the creation of a new car. Most of the emissions/resource use in a vehicle’s lifetime occur during its manufacture.
Producing an electric car is probably not much 'greener' than producing a petrol car.
BUT an electric car generates zero emissions. In the ideal world coveted by Extinction Rebellion loonies, we wouldn't need cars. In the real world we live in, it's better to have 10 electric cars than 10 petrol cars.
Obviously that electricity needs to come from somewhere, and it won't all be from renewables. But, at least in the UK, it won't all be from coal, either.