Source: Automotive News
quote: EVs don't require Rare Earth Metals. The Tesla Model S will have next to no rare earth metals. On top of that, Australia, Canada and the US all have large assests of rare earth metals.
quote: typical C segement car using standard ICE technology will produce 40.3 tons of CO2 over 150,000 miles. A C segement EV will produce 19.5 tones.
quote: As for the mining of this material... when you can push the environmentalists aside, using US assets may be a viable option... but until then, our automobile energy will be imported just the same.
quote: Except, you left out the carbon footprint of just creating the battery in your quote! Try reading the rest of the article and read the chart.
quote: "The report, being released as part of the LowCVP Annual Conference 2011 on 9 June, highlights the increasing importance of accounting for whole life carbon emissions to compare the greenhouse gas emissions of low carbon vehicles. The study found that some of the CO2 savings made during the use of low carbon vehicles is offset by increased emissions created during their production, and to a lesser extent, disposal."
quote: 22 lbs is about 4 gallons of gas. GOSH! Oh Noes! We switched 100s of gallons of gas for 22 lbs of material!
quote: Friend, I've bolded the whole problem with your reading of these studies. Some not all.
quote: Currently manufactured EV operate on batteries that must be replaced after as soon as three years of use.