Electric cars are often talked about the solution to our world’s emissions problems. While they certainly seem like a glimmer of hope in smog-filled cities, are they actually doing the good that manufacturers claim they are? To the common observer, a few main questions as to EVs arise when you start to investigate their claims of “green” transportation, Doesn’t EV production cause a lot of emissions? Doesn’t electric car’s electricity come from fossil fuels? Isn’t lithium mining killing the environment?
In the following video, YouTube channel Engineering Explained takes a look at these questions and evaluates whether electric cars truly are good for the environment.