Issue Date: August 23, 2010
Lithium Car Battery's Footprint Assessed
The first in-depth environmental analysis of electric cars that use lithium-ion batteries has been published, and the researchers have found that electric vehicles win out over their gasoline-fueled counterparts (Environ. Sci. Technol., DOI: 10.1021/es903729a). Some experts have been concerned that the environmental costs of manufacturing and disposing of electric-vehicle batteries might negate any benefits from reduced hydrocarbon fuel emissions. Dominic . . .
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