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Electric Vehicle Boon or Bane?

Elusive Vulnerability Behind EV

Electric Vehicle Boon or Bane?

Nowadays EV (Electric Vehicle) is cool to have thing for all families and for everyone. Major reasons are no need to pay for fuel (petrol / diesel) and misunderstanding that these vehicles are completely environment friendly. If you try to do more research on it, 90% of websites will talk about various benefits and features of using EV.

The following are a few highlighted advertised benefits.

  • Lower Running Cost
  • Low maintenance Cost
  • Zero Tailpipe Emission
  • Tax and financial benefits
  • Fossil fuel usage is destroying our planet. EVs are not using them.
  • Easy and quiet to drive.
  • Convenience charging at home.
  • No noise pollution

But a few points should be considered while buying EV.

  • Most of electricity is generated by fossil fuel.
  • All EVs are responsible throughout their life for CO2 emission from manufacture, supply and issue of recycling of the parts.
  • Mining is done for extracting nickel, manganese, cobalt, lithium, and graphite.
  • The cost of replacing the degraded batteries is almost 60% to 70% that of car’s cost.
  • Question of disposal of degraded batteries.

Are electric cars as polluting as fossil fuel-based cars? There is always an ambiguity regarding this. To conclude, EV looks promising path to follow provided sustainable manufacturing, industrial process and technology is adapted for decarbonization of EV.


Scholar: Paresh Rane

Also Read: Indian Culture And Nature – Part 1

Note: Please note that above information is based on the understanding of different stages of lifecyle of an Electric Vehicle. The aforementioned reference is a third party reference and we do not have any affiliation to that organization.

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