Are electric cars a completely green answer for dealing with global pollution?
The British government has announced that it will ban new diesel and gasoline vehicles from 2040 to deal with air pollution. According to the petroleum organization OPEC, electric vehicles are considered a cleaner alternative, with about 0. 266 billion cars expected to hit the road by 2040. France has also set a total ban on gasoline and diesel vehicles at 2040. Despite these announcements, Electric cars are friendly, are they a viable solution to global pollution? According to Yoann le Petit, a transport and environmental think tank, electric vehicles are expected to emit half of the carbon dioxide emissions of diesel vehicles by 2030. Nitrogen released from diesel waste gas can destroy the entire atmosphere and is harmful to human health. Copenhagen is expected to have no diesel cars from 2019. \"Polluting the air for others is not a human right,\" Frank Jensen said. That\'s why diesel cars have to be phased out. \"According to BBC environment analyst Roger halabin, air pollution, usually related to diesel cars, is estimated to cause about 40,000 deaths in the UK every year. Electric vehicles are often labeled as zero-emission vehicles and seem to be the future of transportation. They will be powered by lithium. As part of the Sony CCD, ion batteries were first listed 26 years ago Before the rapid spread of goods such as mobile phones, computers and even e-commerce, TRI camerascigarettes. Simon Morse of Benchmark Mineral Intelligence believes lithium is easy to find, saying that the current annual production of lithium is 0. 21 billion tons, at least 180,000 tons. Lithium is the lightest metal and has the largest electrolytic potential, as Dominic Nott of Swiss technology and social laboratory said, lithium produces high power and energy density. Environmental protection despite being promotedfriendly, Li- When produced for electric vehicles, ion batteries can actually cause environmental problems. Waste disposal will be a particularly critical issue. Ajay Kochhar, CEO of battery recycling Canada, Li- I believe that the transition to electric vehicles may leave about 11 tons of second-hand Li- Ion batteries need to be recycled from this year to 2030. According to the ring network, Friends of the Earth Europe, the total number of Li- In 2010, the EU collected about 1,289 tons of ion batteries and about 297 tons of lithium primary batteries. It is not easy to recover such a large amount of lithium because it is a highly reactive and flammable material. As a result, toxic metals are often dumped in landfill or incineration, which in itself creates pollution problems. The initial process of producing lithium requires the use of diesel oil to pump brine from underground, while metals in battery management systems (such as aluminum) require high energy requirements. Amrit Chandan, chemical engineer at Acelron, said: \"It takes too much energy to extract these materials from the ground. If we don’t re- We may make our environmental problems worse. \"At the moment, the general trend is towards a larger Li- According to Peter Mok, European general manager of the International Clean Transport Commission, ion batteries have a longer range and are unnecessarily high. \"It doesn\'t make sense for a vehicle to have such a large battery,\" Mr Mock said . \". According to Liberum, a British Investment Bank and research services firm, it is estimated that batteries in electric vehicles will double from 20kwh to 40kwh by 2025. Larger batteries will increase landfill issues and will require a greater degree of cooling to prevent this battery from being excessiveheating. Since the battery contains flammable liquid electrolyte, these processes prevent the battery from igniting. For some, the size of the battery means that even landfill is not the solution. Marc Grynberg, chief executive of Umicore, a Belgian materials technology company, said: \"Considering the huge size of the battery, the battery cannot be stored at home, nor can it choose to landfill. \"As an integral part of Li- It is believed that 8000 to 9000 tons of cobalt ion batteries are used each year. According to Robert Bellis, general manager of Roskill Information Services, a London research and consulting service, this is problematic for those who think electric vehicles are a clean new technology. Mr. Bellis said, \"two. The third type of cobalt extracted came from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where there was child labor and environmental standards were not good. \"Then it was shipped to China, where it was processed, often beyond the sight of the environmental activists. As a result, chemical companies such as LG Chem have announced that they are actively trying to reduce the cobalt composition of the battery. Samsung SDI also announced plans to reduce the amount of cobalt per battery unit to about half of the current industry total. Banning diesel cars by 2040 sounds good for eco-activists, but as Gareth Redmond explains, such a decision needs to be urgent Principal, climate and energy policy, WWF. \"The government has been failing to comply with the law for seven years, and then it sets itself as a target for the future. \"This leaves the question of whether electric vehicles can really solve the problem -- The problem of pollution is growing. Visible results, or implementation is too late to solve the problem completely.