Electric vehicles?

“… the main claim for pushing widespread EV [electric vehicle] use is that it would radically reduce global carbon-dioxide emissions. It won’t. In fact, an all-EV America would barely trim 8 percent off world oil demand. And the impact on carbon-dioxide emissions would be smaller.”
“Why? It takes energy — the equivalent of 80 to 300 barrels of oil — to fabricate a battery that can hold energy equal to one barrel. Thus, the energy used to make batteries means EVs carry a carbon “debt” that greatly diminishes, or can even cancel out, emissions saved from avoiding oil.”
“And by the way, as the International Energy Agency notes, expected efficiency improvements for combustion engines will save 300 percent more global energy than will all the EVs forecast to be on the roads by 2040.”

About budbromley

Bud is a retired life sciences executive. Bud's entrepreneurial leadership exceeded three decades. He was the senior business development, marketing and sales executive at four public corporations, each company a supplier of analytical and life sciences instrumentation, software, consumables and service. Prior to those positions, his 19 year career in Hewlett-Packard Company's Analytical Products Group included worldwide sales and marketing responsibility for Bioscience Products, Global Accounts and the International Olympic Committee, as well as international management assignments based in Japan and Latin America. Bud has visited and worked in more than 65 countries and lived and worked in 3 countries.
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