12 Jul '17, 12pm

Latest Attack on EVs Digs Deep on Mining

Latest Attack on EVs Digs Deep on Mining

A new video attacks electric cars at the source of their power, but do the claims hold up? Fueling U.S. Forward is an organization set up to promote the use of fossil fuels. It is run by Charles Drevena, a long-time oil lobbyist. The group is funded by the Koch brothers, who have spent years funding groups working to promote the use of fossil fuels and deny climate change. “Electric Cars are more toxic to humans than average cars,” according to the text of the video. But is that statement accurate? Or are their claims misleading? Desmog Blog has gone through the claims in the video. The claims in the video center on mining of the metals used for battery production. Fueling U.S. Forward lumps them into the rare earth metals category, although they call out cobalt and lithium, which are not rare earth metals. SEE ALSO: Canadian-Mined Rare Earth In Your Next EV? Fueling U.S. ...

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