Electric vehicles are not as clean as you may think

… in most of India (particularly Uttar Pradesh), China (particularly Shaanxi province), and Poland, EVs are overwhelmingly coal cars. … And even if EVs all ran on renewable sources of electricity, greenhouse gases would still be emitted during the production of cement and steel for hydroelectric dams, wind turbines, and photovoltaic panels, and of course during the manufacture of the cars themselves. …the manufacture of an EV creates three times as much toxicity as it does for a conventional vehicle. This is mostly due to the greater use of heavy metals.

https://spectrum.ieee.org/transportation/advanced-cars/electric-vehicles-arent-taking-over-our-roads-as-fast-as-hype-artists-claim

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