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Electric cars can't cut UK carbon emissions while only the wealthy can afford to own one

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The high carbon source is continuous and ongoing every minute of the day.

The lithium (mostly mined in Australia with minimal environmental impacts) needs about 12Kg for a 500Kg battery (300mile EV size) as a one off.

The battery lasts about 400,000 miles.

The batteries are all reused or recycled at the end of their life as a rule.

So the Lithium compared to the high carbon source for the lifetime of the vehicle is negligible.

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