Are Electric Cars REALLY That Green? [New 2022 Data] reviews

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Most of us assume electric cars are better for the environment than petrol or diesel, but new figure published by Volvo seem too suggest electric vehicles may not be as green as their internal combustion engine counterparts in the short term.

Volvo Report [updated]: https://group.volvocars.com/news/sustainability/2020/~/media/ccs/Volvo_carbonfootprintreport.pdf

https://www.volvocars.com/images/v/-/media/project/contentplatform/data/media/my23/xc40-electric-light/volvo-cars-LCA-report-xc40.pdf

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  1. CS

    I respect Volvo for putting politics aside and actually providing real world issues and real data

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  2. Phill

    What about human rights? How are Ec batteries made? What raw materials? Lithium and cobalt. Where is cobalt mined?

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  3. rottend restantje

    Reading the comments it's just what I thought, waching this video: This is all the encuragement exhaust-huggers need to confirm their bias.
    Hurray! Save the world, drive a gas-guzzler!

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  4. Tommy O

    There is a comment about how EVs will further gain on ICE vehicles. This presupposes that there will be no more efficiencies found in ICE technology. With the governments of the world putting their finger on the scales of the free market, this may be true as more manufacturers start to shift away from ICE and to EV but it's a shame that we won't be able to experience the best ICE has to offer. (Including the convenience of fast fueling.)

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  5. Glenn Lego

    Actually nothing is a magical bullet.

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  6. George

    People are really uneducated about all the products that are made with and from oil.

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  7. Don Fousek

    They never become green. Batteries are not recyclable. The batteries, solar panels, and wind turbines are all environmentally unfriendly. Especially since none of them are recyclable and they are very toxic. Watch the piece from sky news to get a better understanding of the environmental impact these so-called green products are doing to the environment.

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  8. Shaun D

    Are electric cars all that green? No they're not

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  9. Charles Jensen

    the problem with ev is batteries. the polution of one battery pack catching fire and haveing to let it just burn till it goes out destroying the very ground on witch it sits is repulsive, poisonious gases expelled, roadways ruined, buildings burned out and disposal of batteries till they are in moutains like tires just waiting to catch fire that nobody will or can put out , then you have climate issues. batteries and cold dont go together. Lifespan of batteries are stupid short compared to the life of a vehicle. So more batteries plz. can someone who is better educated tell it like it is. there is a limit to how many batteries this earth can create, how long before the earth is a giant strip mine. Rant over. Never gonna buy into ev gaslighting propaganda

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  10. John Wilkinson

    We are not at the limit for ice cars. JCB are testing an internal combustion engine that runs on hydrogen. Still has pistons but the only thing to come out the exhaust pipe is water

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  11. lilreddevil600

    The 95,000 mile break-even number is interesting because, currently, the average EV battery is warrantied for 100,000 miles. If we assume that figure represents a reasonable estimate for battery lifespan then, by the time your EV gets greener than ICE, it will require a battery replacement, and the comparison goes out the window. EVs are interesting tech but you’re really just trading one set of negative environmental externalities for another, rather than achieving some environmental Utopia.

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  12. Sifu Martin’s Ip man Wing Chun

    The real hoax is there is climate issue at all

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  13. Bob Adkins

    Oh! The humanity! The carbon! I'm going to cut off my man bun!

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  14. xyz

    Good video. Not quite balanced but really close. Facts wise, spot on. In general EV cars are reducing the initial CO2 cost over time – Important to mention this. Tesla is the biggest BEV seller, and they would score way better in the CO2 build cost compared to Volvo. One report on Volvo is not the whole industry and not the trend.

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  15. Bebop

    At how many miles do you need to replace the ev battery?

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  16. R. Weaver

    EV if you're rich enough.

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  17. Derek Elliott

    Totally misses the point. Don’t get an EV to save the environment, get an EV to save money. Don’t get solar + batteries to save the environment, get solar + batteries to save money. Ignore the fact that all of these technologies have varying periods of time over which they have a smaller carbon footprint, and understand that they all have a period of time over which they save you money.

    Free yourself from relying on the following counties for your energy needs: Saudi Arabia, Russia, Venezuela, Libya, Iraq, Iran.

    The advertisement should read, “Tired of getting cucked by dictators? Try energy independence!!”

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  18. Lucky9er

    When we start making more nuclear power, which is super clean, then I will concede and by an ev. Until then I’m driving my average mpg car.

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  19. Mark Stevens

    This video brought to you by the makers of gas. Gas: the environment killer you’ve known and loved for over 100 years.

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  20. Fredrick Sickelbower

    One part you didn't touch on is at the end of ther life . Gas cars are probably 90% recyclable. EV are at least the battery's are a toxic destair waiting to happen. Like wind turbine blades or solar panels. Dirty to make imposable to recycle.

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  21. James Kendrick

    Go to hydrogen powered cars.

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  22. USSResolute

    Over the past decades there have been several attempts to drive consumer purchases. From "Cash for Clunkers" to EV, this has always been about driving people away from gasoline powered automobiles, for whatever reason. It was never about clunkers nor is it truly about the environment. I drove my first 1995 Saturn to 298,000 miles and only got rid of it in 2019 because it would not pass smog and could not be registered. I got about 40mpg in that car, making it nearly as economical as the early Prius at much lower cost and lower pollution during assembly.

    Even my neighbor, who owns a repair shop, has a poster that proclaims that the most important thing is the miles you get out of your car. If you buy a new car every 3-5 years, you're polluting- by necessitating more manufacture and by sending cars to the scrap heap.

    "ICE cars aren't as bad as we thought and EVs are not as green as we hoped". Well spoken, sir.

    If you only talk about emissions, you are right about EVs being "cleaner", but as I see in the rest of the comments, there are a lot other ways in which an EV pollutes, including all the CO2 spouted off by people touting their virtues. Lower CO2 at the start is not the only pollution. There are batteries and all that computer-driven gadgetry with which modern cars are festooned, all of which ends up costing a lot of pollution to acquire the rare earths and build the infernal contraptions. This hopeful rhetoric that EVs will improve all relies on the farcical notion that some day soon we will not need oil, because much of a car is still a petroleum derivative. Even if you drove CO2 to zero, you'd just have to face the anti-plastic coalition.

    Thank you also for including the data from Volvo so that we can make our own conclusions. As a scientist, I really appreciate this. This was a far better attempt at objectivity on this topic than I have ever seen.

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  23. Br. Bill

    EVs may not be as green as we hoped, but in no way are ICE cars better than we thought. Is Volvo's research peer-reviewed? Finally, I tried to go read the report based on your link, but the link takes me to a 404.

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  24. Markku Hänninen

    They usually don’t count the battery being recycled. They simply assume battery disappears after car is done. Thus makes EVs look a lot worse than they are. The EVs 10-20 years from now will be using the same materials that are running your current EV and the EV then doesn’t have mine / refine everything from scratch, instead using in part recycled material. This affects a lot because it is the battery that is recycled, which is big portion of the emissions.

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