Life cycle assessment of electric vehicles

There are frequent comments online about the environmental impact of Electric Cars compared to internal combustion engine vehicles, generally critical of the manufacturing cost, or battery disposal etc.

In 2015 EECA commissioned a lifecycle analysis and the subsequent report confirmed that EVs are better for the New Zealand environment than petrol or diesel powered vehicles, across the lifecycle of the vehicle AS WELL AS in use. The detailed report is here and an Executive summary here.

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