New analysis reports find that battery electric vehicles are far better for the environment than petrol and diesel alternatives, cementing them as the only long-term transport option.
Electric cars are the future of commercial automobiles. Most developed nations are pledging to invest heavily within the next few decades and we’ve new evidence to suggest they’re absolutely the better option compared to diesel and petrol vehicles.
A new study by Transport and Environment reveals that traditionally fuelled cars use a significantly higher amount of resources to be produced and maintained, from production to eventual scrappage.
Only 30kg of raw material will be lost over the lifecycle of a lithium-ion battery used in electric cars. By comparison, over 17,000 litres of oil is used in a fossil fuelled engine over the same amount of time.