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Electric Car | How Much Pollution Does The Production Of An Electric Car Cause?

I am finding this a difficult question to find the answer to but how much pollution is produced when an electric car is made? I mean the actual in factory production? Any help appreciated.

Lets compare here:these are the very basic steps on how the electric car is made1: Lead (essential battery ingredient) is mined in africa (environmentalists scream bloody murder when its mined)2: Nickel (essential battery ingredient) is mined in Canada (environmentalists scream bloody murder when its mined)3: Nickel and Lead are turned into car batteries in the USA (fossil fuels were used to ship it there)4: Batteries are flown to Japan, and put in Toyota’s Electric cars5: Cars are distributed all over the world for purchase6: buyer purchase’s his electric car from his local Toyota dealer, 50 km’s from his house.7: due to the lack of range, he gets 20 km/s from his house, and runs out of electricity8: He plugs it in an electric socket, and after the 16 hour charge cycle is complete, he goes home. Now, before you say thats a price worth paying, lets not forget that the electricity put in the “tank” is from a coal power plant, which the environmentalists want torn down.Now, lets see how a gasoline powered car is made1: engine is designed and built in Japan2: engine is placed in car, which was made in Japan3: Cars are distributed all over the world for purchase4: buyer purchase’s his electric car from his local Toyota dealer, 50 km’s from his house.5: he gets home safely, has dinner, then goes and shows off his new car to his friends.As well, top gear took a toyota prius (granted, its a hybrid, but the technology is very similar) and a BMW 3 series, and drove the prius at its grip limits (which are highway speeds, and put the beamer behind it, at the exact same pace. the prius ran out of gas 15 minutes before the BMWas well, the best electric car (which is a prototype right now) can only do 100 km’s, and as mentioned, needs 16 hours to charge, where the electricity is from the already heavily strained coal powered electricity system.also, as a side note, the audi quattro won the WRC rally championship in 1984, and gets 30mpg. Most of 2011 electric cars get 34mpg, (if the math is done accurately & precisely) and the people are stunned by the incredible savings, and fuel economy?????? yyyyyeeeeeaaaaah. ok then.conclusion: not only are electric cars harder on the environment than gas cars will ever be, but they have terrible mileage at the end of the day

This is a question for which I don’t believe you’ll ever get a REAL answer. There are three major reasons for that:1) Each and every reference group cherry picks and massages data in order to present not necessarily a REAL picture but one which supports its own ideology.2) Actual known production processes, quantities and costs are closely guarded secrets within a company or an industry since they are considered proprietary for product costing and in some cases wage negotiations.3) Nobody REALLY knows !!Of the three, I think you’ll find the last to be the most significant. The others are, at best, SWAG (Scientific Wild Ass Guess) !!


Lets compare here:

these are the very basic steps on how the electric car is made

1: Lead (essential battery ingredient) is mined in africa (environmentalists scream bloody murder when its mined)

2: Nickel (essential battery ingredient) is mined in Canada (environmentalists scream bloody murder when its mined)

3: Nickel and Lead are turned into car batteries in the USA (fossil fuels were used to ship it there)

4: Batteries are flown to Japan, and put in Toyota’s Electric cars

5: Cars are distributed all over the world for purchase

6: buyer purchase’s his electric car from his local Toyota dealer, 50 km’s from his house.

7: due to the lack of range, he gets 20 km/s from his house, and runs out of electricity

8: He plugs it in an electric socket, and after the 16 hour charge cycle is complete, he goes home. Now, before you say thats a price worth paying, lets not forget that the electricity put in the “tank” is from a coal power plant, which the environmentalists want torn down.

Now, lets see how a gasoline powered car is made

1: engine is designed and built in Japan

2: engine is placed in car, which was made in Japan

3: Cars are distributed all over the world for purchase

4: buyer purchase’s his electric car from his local Toyota dealer, 50 km’s from his house.

5: he gets home safely, has dinner, then goes and shows off his new car to his friends.

As well, top gear took a toyota prius (granted, its a hybrid, but the technology is very similar) and a BMW 3 series, and drove the prius at its grip limits (which are highway speeds, and put the beamer behind it, at the exact same pace. the prius ran out of gas 15 minutes before the BMW

as well, the best electric car (which is a prototype right now) can only do 100 km’s, and as mentioned, needs 16 hours to charge, where the electricity is from the already heavily strained coal powered electricity system.

also, as a side note, the audi quattro won the WRC rally championship in 1984, and gets 30mpg. Most of 2011 electric cars get 34mpg, (if the math is done accurately & precisely) and the people are stunned by the incredible savings, and fuel economy?????? yyyyyeeeeeaaaaah. ok then.

conclusion: not only are electric cars harder on the environment than gas cars will ever be, but they have terrible mileage at the end of the day

How could it be more than a gas car.

It all varies on the manufacturer. Hopefully we will start seeing environmentally responsible companies producing cars with no emissions involved in their production at all! Unfortunately the Prius has very environmentally unfriendly batteries (but that’s because they’re idiots, not because that is how it MUST be made). For example, you can easily avoid most of the environmental problems by using recycled materials, manufacturing batteries locally, manufacturing cars locally or if they don’t want to do the local part, hopefully they will use electric trains and bio-diesel ships to transport these cars to us.

The pollution can be made zero. Somebody just has to put in the effort to make it so.

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Electric Cars are on the road, under development and promise to become vehicles of choice for urban transportation. The new cars represent advances in technology that link computers, electric motors and batteries into systems that drive well, self-regulate, and require little maintenance. The main components are modules that are removed to be refurbished in specialized factories and recycled. One limitation is battery technology. Batteries are heavy, wear out quickly with repeated recharging and require expensive, rather scarce materials such as lithium. Another more severe limitation is obtaining electricity from a non-polluting power source. Even if all the technical problems of building reliable electric cars were solved, there remains a daunting list of infrastructure problems yet to be solved. While electric cars produce little air pollution, generating electricity continues to be a major source of air pollution. If an electric car is recharged with electricity produced by a fossil fuel burning generator, there may be no net benefit to the atmosphere.

A real solution for car technology would reduce air pollution beginning at source materials and would continue through the use cycle of the vehicle. While is it feasible to use fossil fuels in generation plants with all the latest techniques of emission control and C02 recycling, these plants are uncommon in 2010. Before more people plug in electric vehicles, a new infrastructure of non-polluting, affordable electricity production will have to be built.

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