Electric Car-Owners Shocked: New Study Confirms EVs Considerably Worse For Climate Than Diesel Cars. Zero emissions our ass.

According to the study directed by Christoph Buchal of the University of Cologne, published by the Ifo Institute in Munich last week, electric vehicles have “significantly higher CO2 emissions than diesel cars.” That is due to the significant amount of energy used in the mining and processing of lithium, cobalt, and manganese, which are critical raw materials for the production of electric car batteries.

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StrinaM
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Everyone else not so shocked.

JPTravis
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My favorite car of my whole life was a white-with-black-top 1970 Toronado. I loved that car. It was an impulse purchase. I saw it in a used car dealer’s lot, saw that endless white hood stretching forward over that ridiculously massive engine, and just had to have it. I drove it until my nephew borrowed it for a date and blew the engine. Anyway, the one problem, as you may have guessed, was the way that massive engine gobbled gasoline. As the linked article mentions near the end, you can significantly moderate your fuel expenses by switching your gasoline engine to methane. Methane-powered cars beat electric cars all to hell for economy and saving the environment. I almost did it. Did all the research, found a guy willing to do the install, but I never pulled the trigger because I liked to take long trips and I didn’t know where I was going to get refills of natural gas in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. But I wonder why the auto manufacturers don’t make more methane-powered cars, especially with all the natural gas deposits we’re tapping now in this country.

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Not so silent

Years ago, Back in the 60’s and 70’s My dad was the plant manager for a coca-cola bottling plant. All their trucks ran on propane. In the winter you could let them idle inside while they were loaded. They had a big propane tank out back to fuel them. Most of them were IH trucks. never had many problems with them.

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Yeah, same sort of deal. But natural gas is better, safety wise, because it rises. Propane gas is heavier than air and pools along the ground, creating an explosion waiting to happen. Gives me the creeps to be in a home heated by propane, even though I know there are millions of homes heated that way and very few explosions. Of course there’s only a danger when there’s a leak but… Any time you read about a double-wide exploding into splinters with no survivors, it’s usually a propane explosion.

Of course I never liked the idea of driving around with a natural gas tank behind me either. Didn’t seem so bad with the Toronado because at least it would be in the trunk out of sight. I worked at a place that had a little pickup truck that ran on natural gas and the tank was in the bed of the pickup right behind the head of driver and passenger. That ALSO gave me the creeps. I never picked that little pickup when I was choosing a vehicle.

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The purpose of the low emission rules is not to save the planet, it’s to save the Benjamins for Algore and his pals.