How Green Are EVs?


BMI View : We see EVs being a more environmentally friendly option in countries which generate the majority of their power using low carbon sources. At the same time, to reduce the environmental impact of extracting the materials required for the production of li-ion batteries, mining jurisdictions will need to tighten environmental standards, and automakers could look to alternative uses of car batteries after they are depleted.

Electric vehicles (EVs) bring about polarising views on whether they are a more environmentally friendly option compared with internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles. In this piece, we look at some of the different aspects which need to be considered in determining the carbon, as well as ecological footprint of EVs.

EV Manufacturing Emissions Are Greater…

Energy Source Of Electricity Largely Influences EV Emissions
Total EV Emissions In Selected Countries, g CO2e/km

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Sector: Mining, Autos, Power, Renewables

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