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Are Electric Cars Worse For The Environment? Myth Busted

Published on Oct 31, 2018 861,379 views

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Electric cars are touted as a solution for reducing emissions and improving the environmental impacts of transportation, but are electric cars actually any better for the environment than gasoline cars? This video looks to answer three main questions:
1) Doesn't EV battery production cause a lot of emissions?
2) Don't electric cars get their power from fossil fuels?
3) Isn't lithium mining terrible for the environment?

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  • Engineering Explained
    Engineering Explained 5 месяцев назад Hope everyone's having a great day! I put a ton of time into researching this video, and was surprised numerous times to learn about the differences in lifecycle emissions between gasoline cars and electric cars. It's a fascinating subject and I'm sure we can keep the discussion below civil! (That was a joke 😜). If you were curious about the battery video referenced towards the end, here's the link:
  • World Traveler东北
    World Traveler东北 5 месяцев назад Hope you're having a great day too 🙂
  • Louis Swanepoel
    Louis Swanepoel 5 месяцев назад Real research takes time, but takes even more time to digest and compress the data in comprehensive information. At least you had a personal interest to find the answer yourself and just decided to share it with everyone. Thanks!
  • Juan Carlos Zorrilla
    Juan Carlos Zorrilla 5 месяцев назад Awesome video, thanks!
  • iloveg25
    iloveg25 5 месяцев назад How would it stack up with a next-gen battery (maybe sodium glass?), and how it would make the EV superior (if costs go down, charging times down, W/h up, enviromental impacts down, etc..)
  • David Mead
    David Mead 5 месяцев назад This doesnt surprise me, but how would a modern diesel engine in a passenger car stack up? I know that there are modern diesel engines that have close to no emissions, curious if thats true and would watch another 10+ minute video about this subject
  • Sanjay 5496
    Sanjay 5496 5 месяцев назад Can you please make a similar video on emissions comparison of petrol Vs diesel engines ? I want to get detailed information from you !
  • Juan Miranda
    Juan Miranda 5 месяцев назад Great video! Thank you for sharing this information and your references. I had one question though, if someone were to buy an electric car and also switch to solar power to generate electricity at home (and assume that's the only way they charge their EV), would the emissions related to EV use be zero? I know that the emissions from EVs all come from the source of electricity rather than the vehicles themselves, but if the source of electricity is also zero (solar), how would the numbers look like for this comparison? I personally think the switch to EVs is beneficial, but we also need to push for change in the production of cars/electricity from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources. I'd appreciate your insight on this!
  • spankeyfish
    spankeyfish 5 месяцев назад This was a good video :) Could you do the same comparison for electric motorbikes?
  • Björn Ekblom
    Björn Ekblom 5 месяцев назад @David Mead "Close to no emissions". A diesel engine. Seriously? You can go low in particles with filters. But it still burns (fossil) diesel and produces unhealty exhaust gases. Please link to one of those cars/engines.
  • Daniel Chin
    Daniel Chin 5 месяцев назад Beautifully done! I have several gasoline vehicles and I've wondered about these things for some time now. Thank you for bringing math and science to this. This is the first time I've actually seen someone do that so comprehensively. It's not necessarily going to change what I drive given that as you mentioned a lot more factors go into that than could be covered by this or any other video, but the important thing is you did a wonderful job of researching and answering the question. Thank you for doing that so thoroughly. Also, thank you for covering the used car angle. That question has been a curiosity for me for a long time and most people I know buy used.
  • mkrakoff
    mkrakoff 5 месяцев назад @David Mead You might want to just google dieselgate. Clean diesel seems to be a unicorn.
  • Blue J
    Blue J 5 месяцев назад What if vehicles have flex fuel, with E-85, or diesel? That could possibly affect data. I'm not doubting electric cars, however, I would like to see a more comprehensive video on that. I believe this video was done with AKI 87, not any other type. It's always heard that E-85 is better than gasoline, but never really seen anything about that.
  • David Mead
    David Mead 5 месяцев назад @Björn Ekblom with modern DEF and DPF systems diesel engines pollute far less than a similar sized gasoline engine, i was just curious if the emissions were low enough to warrant it being better for ths enviorment on a yearly basis compared to an electric car
  • David Mead
    David Mead 5 месяцев назад @mkrakoff diesel gate mainly affected the auto industry, the auto industry is way behind on diesel technology compared to the heavy duty truck and equpitment industry, "clean diesel" doesnt mean clean diesel, its a term the auto industry gave to calm the stigma that diesel engine pollute way more, a modern semi-truck has less emissions than your passenger car per mile
  • mkrakoff
    mkrakoff 5 месяцев назад @David Mead Thanks for that. I'll look into it.
  • A P
    A P 5 месяцев назад (изменено) You shoudn't compare the avarage national co2 emmision that includes who knows how many pickups with the avarage emissions of nissans leaf... The avarage emission of a similar Cobustion Engine car might be more like 2 tones of co2 per 12000 miles... Also, what happens to the old used batteries? I'm not am hater of eletric cars, i'm just interested on having a reasonable understanding of these two aproachs... Anyway i thank you for your video, no doubt that it gave you some work.
  • Roy Nielsen
    Roy Nielsen 5 месяцев назад Does the window sticker report's carbon emissions include the carbon generated in obtaining the oil and refining into gasoline?
  • Kurt Koleszar
    Kurt Koleszar 5 месяцев назад The oil sands are some of the cleanest sources of oil in the world. We have high environmental standards
  • sim6699
    sim6699 5 месяцев назад Do a video into alleged peak oil production, abiotic oil and the Fischer-Tropsch process to synthesis oil.
  • Grega Kavčič
    Grega Kavčič 5 месяцев назад One big big FAIL in this video. If you buy a ICE today you come nowhere close to 520g. Why the national average, that is for old cars? Maybe if you then drop production CO2 as it's calculated for existing vehicles not a change of vehicle.
  • longbow1997
    longbow1997 5 месяцев назад Hey Jason, great video. Always heard everyone say electric cars are worse but never really looked into it, now i know. Could ethanol as fuel save the ICE car? E85 is already being used but still has gasoline in it, could a regular car drive on 100% ethanol, or close to that percentage, and what would the emissions be for those fuels.
  • Lazar Florin
    Lazar Florin 5 месяцев назад (изменено) Hi Jason! Big fan here. I think this is a great video overall but it is also disappointing ... I wonder if I'm the only one that noticed that every time you mentioned Tesla you made it look really bad. When you compared emissions based on battery size, it would have been enough to say that a 100kWh car is worse than a 30kWh one and people would already have got the hint. I know that this is something that Nissan probably asked you to do, I anticipated it from the beginning, whe you tried so hard to prove that you are not choosing a side. Next time, at least be a bit more subtle or don't tell people that you are unbiased in the first place. Personally, I felt like I was lied to. You are doing great work, it would be a pity to degrade it like this.
  • Random Stuff
    Random Stuff 5 месяцев назад Can you do best safe mode for Honda civic cvt ?
  • Simon Läser
    Simon Läser 5 месяцев назад Engineering Explained should you not include the exhaust fumes of en ICE in this also?
  • Quintinohthree
    Quintinohthree 5 месяцев назад @David Mead Diesel engines have exactly the same CO2 emissions as petrol engines, within a small margin, weighted for fuel consumption. Petrol and diesel are both hydrocarbons, diesel a little more C/H than petrol, and burning a given quantity of either will produce a set quantity of CO2, a little more for a gallon of diesel than for a gallon of petrol. This is literally the first lesson in chemistry everyone gets in school. If there were diesels with close to no emissions, people would be freaking out about the incredible mileage you could get with them.
  • Arcadius Miechur
    Arcadius Miechur 5 месяцев назад What about electric motors producing ozone? I saw a video with an electric mustang with 1000 plus horsepower the produced ozone from the electric motors. Is that even possible? Is so why is it never brought up but CO2 is?
  • Quintinohthree
    Quintinohthree 5 месяцев назад @Sanjay 5496 Same in production and disposal, approximately same in use when weighted for fuel consumption within a small margin.
  • Quintinohthree
    Quintinohthree 5 месяцев назад @longbow1997 Plenty of cars in Brazil drive on 100% ethanol. It can be done but even then ethanol is pretty hard to make fully carbon-neutral.
  • Quintinohthree
    Quintinohthree 5 месяцев назад @Arcadius Miechur Ozone is a minor issue and only really comes up in high-voltage situations, which I wonder might be what's going on with that Mustang. Ozone is also not a greenhouse gas. It's far too reactive for that and it'll react with just about anything before getting into the upper atmosphere. Ozone is a local hazard that we can easily prevent even in electric vehicles.
  • Nick F
    Nick F 5 месяцев назад can you make a video on hydrogen cars, are they more efficient than electric cars and why do they sound like spaceships?
  • airtaiH2
    airtaiH2 5 месяцев назад Engineering Explained thank You for your great work, keep it up! All battery packs should be designed to be fully recycled at end of life. As they are not, the disposal of such batteries is a very large problem that by being ignored without considering the end of life “emissions” is disingenuous. Drive Clean & Save Green! ditch the toxic gasoline Chose cleaner, safer, local fuels and energy resources that cost less than the “fossil” ones that are more valuable to us if we don’t burn them.. Hydrogen ICE, Methane, Biodiesel, Ethanol Propane and EV are the proper path. A distributed approach to fuels makes us more energy independent along with all the other listed benefits. ANY fuel but the deadly petroleum fuels sold by the very same bankster elite that print the fake dollar bills, aka federal reserve notes. When driving a big truck on CNG, the carbon emissions per mile are less than those of a bicyclist peddling the same mile. Monster trucks turn into air cleaning economy cars on CNG while producing cleaner exhaust out the tailpipe than the ambient emissions of any metropolitan area. So again, I say~ Drive Clean & Save Green!
  • Robert Jung
    Robert Jung 5 месяцев назад Down to the point, thank you for producing this great video.
  • Jacob Carlson
    Jacob Carlson 5 месяцев назад @Juan Miranda: short answer, no it would not be a zero emissions switch. You've got to factor in the emissions if producing the solar panels as well as transporting them.
  • ArthursHD
    ArthursHD 5 месяцев назад @Juan Miranda Solar PV on average 10 times less CO2 than coal. It can improve when cost effective recycling will be established by recovering large volumes of unbroken tempered glass, frame, plastic and most raw materials from solar cells. But meanwhile wind and Hydro power has less CO2 emissions than solar PV.
  • Iastiven
    Iastiven 5 месяцев назад I don't like electric cars, I need the grunt and the noises and all that fun stuff, but this is probably your best and most important video ever. Great work
  • Haris Leppälä
    Haris Leppälä 5 месяцев назад What about the increased demands on the power grid? I understand that the expansion of the grid is pretty much one-time-deal but if electric cars actually overtake ICE cars, the power grid has to be expanded to handle the increased load of charging all the electric cars.
  • Bob Edwards
    Bob Edwards 5 месяцев назад (изменено) I did tons of research on this topic too. Found that they are indeed much better. My findings we're that for one gas car on the road its about the same as having 2.4ish electric cars on the road. Happy Halloween! Scary stuff
  • Clifford Bradford
    Clifford Bradford 5 месяцев назад @spankeyfish Probably more favorable because some of the electric motorbikes I've seen (except for the battery) have less stuff in them than the equivalent gasoline motorbike.
  • Oreo King
    Oreo King 5 месяцев назад Had no idea you lived in Idaho, I live here too up North. I'm guessing that's where you get the beautiful scenery for your videos?
  • Iain Ansell
    Iain Ansell 5 месяцев назад did you include the emissions used to drill for crude oil, transport crude oil, distil crude oil, and transportation of fuel to the forecourt? surely that should be added to the annual ICE emissions?
  • Iain Ansell
    Iain Ansell 5 месяцев назад @Juan Miranda this video, though informative, does not mention the massive amount of electricity used to seperate petroleum from crude oil...
  • Iain Ansell
    Iain Ansell 5 месяцев назад @A P old used batteries either get recycled, if disposed of in the right way, or re-purposed into power storage- like the tesla power wall... when the capacity falls below a usable percentage, it can then be used for other things that do not need the fast discharge operation that is required in EV cars
  • aidanapword
    aidanapword 5 месяцев назад @David Mead diesel engines with virtually no emissions would be quite something. References? But what is being compared here is carbon footprint not the impact of the toxins from an exhaust.
  • aidanapword
    aidanapword 5 месяцев назад @Haris Leppälä except that an EV doesn't have to charge at peak times. And the grid can be made to expand. And the cost of expanding that network is (at least) part offset as the dangerous and expensive fuel network contracts.
  • Wim van Eldik
    Wim van Eldik 5 месяцев назад it would be important to note that this CO2 emmisions is CO2 equivalent. If it were not to be CO2 equivallent unit this comparison would be unfair. Furthermore, CO2 is by far not the only measure of pollution, there are lots of other substances that impact the environment in a different way, which is not accounted for in a CO2 equivalent setup. It would be for example very interesting to also analyze the effect of battery production waist and such. These are known to cause lot's of harm to the environment. All by all, this analysis is very simplified and focusses on only few environmental impacts.
  • Wim van Eldik
    Wim van Eldik 5 месяцев назад Yes, that is, if one only looks at the usage span for the vehicle and the solar plates. If one looks at production and recycling/landfilling very different results might be found.@Juan Miranda
  • Juan Miguel Cortarello
    Juan Miguel Cortarello 5 месяцев назад Absolutely awesome video! The research time was totally worth it! Thank you!
  • Yuri LM
    Yuri LM 5 месяцев назад Why you didn't include emissions related to petrol production and transportation? Or you think petrol appears at gas stations by magic?
  • furriephillips
    furriephillips 5 месяцев назад Engineering Explained did the figures for gasoline take into account the environmental cost of refining petroleum gasoline? I’ve heard that it’s wildly expensive. Also, a great number of EV drivers are “all in” on renewable energy, so loads of EVs are charged from local solar.
  • A Gray
    A Gray 5 месяцев назад Dude your so inspiring
  • Paul S
    Paul S 5 месяцев назад Diesels are far more efficient than gasoline and produced far less CO2 emissions.
  • Napster6
    Napster6 5 месяцев назад Had no idea your a fellow Idahoan! Famous potatoes and big brains! XD Maybe not mine but cool none the less!
  • Ajay
    Ajay 5 месяцев назад Now I know why FCA is not much into ev. And aren't the Multijet 2 diesel low polluting in its class?
  • Jordan  Bagwell
    Jordan Bagwell 5 месяцев назад Thank you for doing what you do! I am a master's student studying internal combustion engines and you videos have been FAR superior to the lectures that I attend. You are truly making the world a better place by taking very complicated subjects and explaining them in a way that most people can understand...AND YOU MAKE IT FREE! I love what you do and am excited for more videos! Much love <3
  • Rick Smàll
    Rick Smàll 5 месяцев назад Want to see my e-vehicle. Watch on utube, Solarized walk assist device - camper build Also, Solarized walk assist device Two styles of Solarized transportation. 200km/day, 12.5 ahr 48v lithium battery, aluminum frame. 2nd one, twin 1000 watt motors, twin 20ahr 48v lithium batteries, 600 watts of flex panels, aluminum frame, corroplast walls, 1" Ridgid foam, weight 150 lbs. I can travel, haul 4*8 material, charge cordless tools, supply home power, boil water, cook food etc.
  • Chickhunters
    Chickhunters 5 месяцев назад No data provided for mining claims, "happens in area where hardly any life-forms could actually survive", please stick to being an automotive engineer case you don't know or are ignorant to biological science. Fact is "life" can be found even in the most desolate places they might not be abundant but that's what makes them endangered.
  • Rick Smàll
    Rick Smàll 5 месяцев назад I built a Solarized walk assist device Watch on utube, Solarized walk assist device Also, Solarized walk assist device - camper build. Two styles of Solarized transportation. One cost $2500, the other (camper) cost $4000. These machines can go anywhere an e-vehicle can go, but e-vehicles can't go anywhere I can go. (Zero reliance on grid) Also,, they can haul 4*8 material, charge cordless tools in 15 minutes, boil water, cook food, supply home power, go camping. Low cost, light weight, highly versatile.
  • William B
    William B 5 месяцев назад Excellent video
  • bob wesley
    bob wesley 5 месяцев назад @Quintinohthree ethanol is as bad in the air or even worst than co2, look into it. Its pretty bad for the health.
  • hhcosminnet
    hhcosminnet 5 месяцев назад @Juan Miranda If You have where to place the solar/wind electricity producers then those have their own resource costs. I heard a solar panel has a useful life of 10 years (I may be wrong) but the resources used for solar panel are negligible compared to building and running the car. It would make economical sense though.
  • KlaxonCow
    KlaxonCow 5 месяцев назад Did you account for the electricity use in refining oil to gasoline? Because though this is rarely talked about, oil refineries use a tremendous amount of electricity. Like, really massive. One of the biggest energy users there is, in fact. You don't just drill for oil and then magically have gasoline for your car. It has to be refined (massive energy use) and then transported (it's a heavy liquid, whereas - look at your periodic table - lithium is one of the lightest elements there is). To be honest, if your figures aren't sounding alarm bells that gasoline is horribly inefficient compared to lithium-ion batteries, then I have to assume that you actually didn't take this into account in your production figures. Only concentrating on the energy use in the actual manufacture of the vehicle itself. If so, go back and redo the figures accounting for oil refinery usage too. You'll be shocked.
  • Firdause Mangun
    Firdause Mangun 5 месяцев назад That's a free class without having to pay University's tuition fee.. ahah :)
  • Quintinohthree
    Quintinohthree 5 месяцев назад @KlaxonCow He said he already gave petrol cars a big advantage in the calculations. Complicating the calculations with your suggestions wouldn't change the conclusions, it would only reinforce them.
  • matter45
    matter45 5 месяцев назад Where do the emissions come from when manufacturing a battery pack?
  • Olle Polle
    Olle Polle 5 месяцев назад I would love to see you talk more about CNG or LPG "Bio Gas" cars. "Bio Gas" is a thing in Sweden and Finland, where the cars basically drive on a renewable methane based gas that is similar to Natural Gas but renewable to about 90-95%. I would also love to se a video about hydrogen based fuel-cell cars. love your work man and have a nice day
  • Milan Shah
    Milan Shah 5 месяцев назад It's not a fair comparison for the EV. You're comparing the running emission cost of the ICE vehicle (the tail pipe emissions) with the energy generation emission cost of the EV (energy generation emissions). This is not an apples to apples comparison. Either compare tail pipe emissions of both vehicles or compare the energy generation emissions of both. The energy generation of the ICE vehicle would need to include the extraction, drilling, refining, transportation, storage etc for the fossil fuels.
  • Acousticmarine
    Acousticmarine 5 месяцев назад Your video got me thinking about the subject which is a good thing. I'm still trying to wrap my brain around the metric ton measurement used to calculate emissions. Maybe you could do a short video with your dry board to explain this. I started my own research on the "Carbon Trust" website but would like to hear you explain it. Great video, keep up the good work :)
  • Johnnyc drums
    Johnnyc drums 5 месяцев назад Dead batteries always wind up in landfills.
  • NH Berrics
    NH Berrics 5 месяцев назад Awesome video!
  • Baron von Limbourgh
    Baron von Limbourgh 5 месяцев назад How about gasoline production. That puts out a lot of emissions as well. Gas doesn't simply appear at the pump out of thin air.. That would change calculations quite a bit..
  • sisbrawny
    sisbrawny 5 месяцев назад What about energy efficiency? Do you need to "fill up" an electric car more frequently than a gasoline car? What impact does that have on total energy consumption?
  • Baron von Limbourgh
    Baron von Limbourgh 5 месяцев назад @sisbrawny yes you probably have to fill up more frequently. But that has nothing to do with efficienty. That's about energy density. Just plug it in when you get home or park it at the shops. Most people here just charge at the shops all the time it seems lol. Free driving.
  • Baron von Limbourgh
    Baron von Limbourgh 5 месяцев назад @matter45 mining, electricity to run machines and reginaries etc.
  • Baron von Limbourgh
    Baron von Limbourgh 5 месяцев назад @aidanapword i think that is about bio diesel. Which is emesion neutral as the plants needed to produce it take out the same amount of co2 as it creates when burned.
  • Jordan Bell
    Jordan Bell 5 месяцев назад Its all well and good saying that EV's are better for the environment, but what are we going to do when we run out of lithium for the battery packs? Its a rare metal after all.
  • aidanapword
    aidanapword 5 месяцев назад @Baron von Limbourgh emission neutral in a complex system like biodiesel is a naive thought. Complex system will involve losses. In terms of biodiesel (or any kind of liquid fuel) the network to manage the delivery of that fuel from source-into-tank being just 1 - albeit probably the 1 that is the most intractable to resolve.
  • W Scott
    W Scott 5 месяцев назад So will you ditch your S2000 for leaf?
  • Baron von Limbourgh
    Baron von Limbourgh 5 месяцев назад (изменено) @aidanapword the co2 released when burned has been absorbed by the plants from the air. If the energy used for prosessing and transport also comes from bio diesel or ethanol or renewables it would make it completely co2 neutral.
  • Baron von Limbourgh
    Baron von Limbourgh 5 месяцев назад (изменено) @Jordan Bell just because it has rare in the name doesn't mean it is actually rare....
  • aidanapword
    aidanapword 5 месяцев назад @Baron von Limbourgh but the process and delivery of the fuel takes energy. And the management of the fuel in a network and the very fact that an ICE is inefficient. Things you cannot get round and cannot change (and cannot obviate by making things more and more efficient or work out of the system by economies of scale). And then there is the maintenance systems and organisations for the complex ICE and support. I totally get that you can make ICE systems significantly more efficient than they currently are. But the fact remains a complex system will always be harder to make as efficient as a simpler one.
  • Baron von Limbourgh
    Baron von Limbourgh 5 месяцев назад @W Scott i'd take an original tesla.
  • Baron von Limbourgh
    Baron von Limbourgh 5 месяцев назад @aidanapword efficienty doesn't matter here. The carbon in the fuel wass extracted from the air earlier by the plant. It is a closed loop.
  • matter45
    matter45 5 месяцев назад (изменено) @Baron von Limbourgh so there is potential to use low carbon energy sources in the production process? How much of the production process can be improved just like electric cars?
  • Baron von Limbourgh
    Baron von Limbourgh 5 месяцев назад @matter45 depends where the carbon comes from. If it comes from carbon deposits and adds co2 to the atmosphere it is not an option. If it takes carbon out of the water or atmosphere to create the fuel, like corn, alge or vegetable oils it can be turned into biofuels. The only problem is the amount of farmland needed to create enough biofuel without interfering with food production. It is part of the solution, in combination of many other things.
  • aidanapword
    aidanapword 5 месяцев назад @Baron von Limbourgh except that it isn't. The energy consumed in safety management of tankers of flammable liquid around on public roads is just 1 example (chosen because it is visible, and definitely not the biggest waste).
  • Baron von Limbourgh
    Baron von Limbourgh 5 месяцев назад @aidanapword what has that to do with biodiesel being emission neutral? These things can be run on renewable energy.
  • aidanapword
    aidanapword 5 месяцев назад @matter45 the consumption process is inherently inefficient and complicated. Doesn't matter how perfect the sourcing, refinement, and delivery of the fuel is you can't get away from the wasted heat of the 'C' in ICE.
  • Matthew Ronson
    Matthew Ronson 5 месяцев назад "Yes, I am teaming up with a vested interest in this subject, but not using their data makes me impartial! Even though they invested in this video! And in no way ever knew the outcome of this video! wink wink
  • Attila Sziklai
    Attila Sziklai 5 месяцев назад Good video it could be. But it's a shame that even an educated and smart guy like you can spread misleading information and comparison. And I'm not talking about the research you've made on EVs. I'm talking about the research you didn't make about ICE cars CO2 emissions. If you take into account the battery production; the energy industry and the lithium mining. You should also take into account the following topics about ICE vehicles CO2 emission: 1. Oil drilling. 2. Raw oil shipping.(and disasters) 3. Raw oil refining. 4. Refined oil shipping to gas stations. Please don't make everybody to think that ICE creates only as much CO2 as the gasoline it burns. Possibly you'll end up seeing that the electricity that an EV use almost equals the energy that they use to refine raw oil.
  • jfnovae
    jfnovae 5 месяцев назад (изменено) The environmental impact of mining these batteries are more concerning to me. I don't care if they're in the Atacama Desert or Canadian tar Sands. The land is scorned and unhabitable due to the toxicity of bringing the lithium etc needed for the batteries to the surface. We are basically creating Deadman zones.
  • Gordon lang
    Gordon lang 5 месяцев назад You mentioned the ecological damage and carbon emissions for mining lithium but failed to disclose the CO2 emissions and energy it takes to refine gasoline.
  • duradim1
    duradim1 5 месяцев назад I forgive you for being pro electric.
  • Alden Png
    Alden Png 5 месяцев назад You are Jay fenske
  • Geoff Willingham
    Geoff Willingham 5 месяцев назад Thanks for the good video. Whilst I think of it, I think there is an overall summary / conclusion that could be appended to the video: EV emissions are predominantly 1-off production costs, whilst ICE emissions are predominantly ongoing operational costs... therefor at some point the EV will always become cleaner - all that is in question is 'how long'. To that end, a short metric on 'average' car lifespan (for ICE anyway - I don't think EVs have been in general production long enough to have sensible / useful metrics yet) would put this into context.
  • Sawyer Heslep
    Sawyer Heslep 5 месяцев назад Do a video on the turbo encabulator!!!!! Do it!!!!
  • Renax the Man
    Renax the Man 5 месяцев назад I think you forgot one factor: emissions from pumping oil up from the ground, refining it and transporting it to your local gas station...
  • Alden Png
    Alden Png 5 месяцев назад Happy 2m subs engineering explained
  • Faisal Alkandri
    Faisal Alkandri 5 месяцев назад Engineering Explained Your efforts are very appreciated😊. Is true that disposing the batteries after their lifespans end are extremely poisonous? Does manufacturers face a difficulty to find clean solutions for disposal? I love your channel and I wish to meet you some day.
  • Roger Starkey
    Roger Starkey 5 месяцев назад (изменено) @David Mead No emmisions? (Pollution?) How about obtainig the raw material and making the fuel?
  • Roger Starkey
    Roger Starkey 5 месяцев назад (изменено) @Faisal Alkandri "Batteries after their lifespans...." No, it's not true. Lithium batteries are recyclable. Lithium batteries will be recycled. Poisonous? Have you ever been in the sea? Where does lithium come from? When batteries are recycled, after their "car" life, and after their "storage" life, the material recovered will be cheaper than the original stock, so it makes sense. It will happen. (Tesla and others are already working on facilities).