The United States government has gone all in on electric vehicles and will spend billions of dollars paying vendors to install charging stations nationwide.
The problem with the radical green agenda is they jump first, then try to assemble a parachute on the way down.
Even the new world order organization, The World Economic Forum, is pointing out the massive issues the electric vehicle industry will have trying to access enough minerals to make the batteries.
The IEA: Mineral supplies for electric cars ‘must increase 30-fold’ to meet climate goals
The writers at Issues & Insights argue persuasively that producing the batteries for electric cars is an extraordinarily dirty, environmentally degrading business.
Today, a typical EV battery weighs one thousand pounds. It contains twenty-five pounds of lithium, sixty pounds of nickel, 44 pounds of manganese, 30 pounds cobalt, 200 pounds of copper, and 400 pounds of aluminum, steel, and plastic. Inside are over 6,000 individual lithium-ion cells.
It should concern you that all those toxic components come from mining.
For instance, to manufacture each EV auto battery, you must process 25,000 pounds of brine for the lithium, 30,000 pounds of ore for the cobalt, 5,000 pounds of ore for the nickel, and 25,000 pounds of ore for copper. All told, you dig up 500,000 pounds of the earth’s crust for just one battery.
The top image below is an oil well, where 100% organic material is pumped out of the ground, taking up around 500 to 1,000 square feet. Then it flows in pipelines safely transporting the oil to refineries to be manufactured into usable oil derivatives that are the basis of more than 6,000 products for society, and into transportation fuels needed by the world’s heavy-weight and long-range infrastructures of aviation, merchant ships, cruise ships, and militaries.
The lower image is just one lithium supply mine where entire mountains are eliminated. Each mine usually consists of thirty-five to forty humongous 797 Caterpillar haul trucks along with hundreds of other large equipment.
Each 797 uses around half a million gallons of diesel a year. So, with an inventory of just thirty-five, the haul trucks alone are using 17.5 million gallons of fuel a year for just one lithium site.
Environmental propaganda has turned millions of people into anti-petroleum zealots, but the supposedly “green” alternatives are terrible.
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