We’ve all heard people say that when you look at the total cost of an electric vehicle, including mining for rare metals for the battery and generating electricity to charge them, that EVs aren’t really any better, and can be worse, for the environment than gasoline powered cards. This is one of those myths that the petroleum and automotive industries keep trying to push, but it’s been thoroughly debunked time and time again.
There are several resources out there you can refer people to, although sometimes if someone’s mind is made up they won’t listen to facts. But here are some websites that may be helpful:
- Electric Vehicle Myths, bigthink.com
- Electric vs. Gas Cost, NRDC.org
- EV or Gas, What Pollutes More (YouTube)