EVs and the Environment
Cobalt sulphate is used in the production of Li-ion battery cathodes.
Electric Vehicles have enormous benefits for the environment, but as with all things, it's a little more complicated than at first glance.
Like any manufactured goods, they come with embedded emissions - the emissions associated with miniing, preparing and constructing the vehicle before it rolls off the production line.
We have curated a selection of articles on EVs and the significance of their role in improving air quality, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and stabilising our electricity grids.
Which is better for the environment? Driving my ICE vehicle into the ground, or buying a new EV? Short answer - the EV as it emits less CO2/km than diesel, even when charged off the grid! Try this spreadsheet to confirm for yourself.
EVs and the Environment; a basic introduction to embedded emissions.