04 Dec '17, 12pm

Ethical sourcing for electric-car minerals: Toyota, Honda, VW, Ford, others sign pledge

Prototype production of battery modules for BMW Group’s fifth-generation electric powertrain Enlarge Photo As automakers develop more efficient electric motors, EVs pulling electrons from dirtier, coal-powered grids are as clean or cleaner than even the most efficient fossil-fueled cars when it comes to equivalent tailpipe emissions. But electric vehicles still have a supply-chain problem. A partnership between some of the world's largest automakers is looking to fix it. DON'T MISS: BMW battery-sourcing ethics highlight cobalt-mining issue for electric cars On Wednesday, the Drive Sustainability partnership announced it would establish a "Raw Materials Observatory" to address and rectify "ethical, environment, human and labor rights issues" in sourcing raw materials, Reuters reports. The partnership is coordinated by CSR Europe, a business network for corporate social resp...

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