Environmentalists are being dealt a setback as they promote electric cars. A new study by the Swedish Environmental Research Institute focused on the Tesla and discovered its car batteries generated as much CO2 as driving a gasoline-powered car for eight years. And as Breitbart News indicated, that’s before the electric cars even come off the production line.
What causes the generation of CO2 is the manufacturing of the batteries. For every kilowatt hour of storage capacity in the battery generated emissions of 150 to 200 kilos of carbon dioxide already in the factory.