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Environmental economics - how green are electric vehicles?

Graham Watson

10th December 2020

How green are electric vehicles, from construction to disposing of these cars. The cobalt-lithium batteries aren't environmentally-friendly, but the cars themselves need charging - which means that the shift away from coal in the UK is a good thing.

And when you are getting rid of these cars, what are the envronmental costs? There about the same as a conventional petrol car, and over time they're going to become cheaper, not just in an environmental sense.

Graham Watson

Graham Watson has taught Economics for over twenty years. He contributes to Tutor2U, reads voraciously and is interested in all aspects of Teaching and Learning.

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