Study: Tesla car battery production releases as much CO2 as 8 years of driving on petrol

No doubt, similar results would be revealed on studies of other ‘novelty’ energy sources – wind and solar.

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From NyTeknik:

Huge hopes tied to electric cars as the solution to automotive climate problem. But the electric car batteries are eco-villains in the production. Several tons of carbon dioxide has been placed, even before the batteries leave the factory.

IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute was commissioned by the Swedish Transport Administration and the Swedish Energy Agency investigated litiumjonbatteriers climate impact from a life cycle perspective. There are batteries designed for electric vehicles included in the study. The two authors Lisbeth Dahllöf and Mia Romare has done a meta-study that is reviewed and compiled existing studies.

The report shows that the battery manufacturing leads to high emissions. For every kilowatt hour of storage capacity in the battery generated emissions of 150 to 200 kilos of carbon dioxide already in the factory. The researchers…

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One Comment on “Study: Tesla car battery production releases as much CO2 as 8 years of driving on petrol”

  1. Denis Rancourt says:

    Hahaha. Indeed, the manufacturing and upkeep CO2-costs are virtually never considered.

    http://climateguy.blogspot.ca/2016/09/proof-that-alternatives-burn-more.html

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