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Flat White

70 per cent of EV data is made up

2 April 2024

2:00 AM

2 April 2024

2:00 AM

Evangelistic EV drivers tell me that as an academic, I should know better. They are unimpressed when I do not support their confirmation bias.

Confirmation bias is where we look for, and find, data that supports our beliefs. Nowhere is this more prolific than in trying to understand the comparative CO2 emissions produced in the manufacture of internal combustion engine vehicles (ICE) versus electric vehicles (EV).

The comparison can help us to understand the whole-of-life carbon emissions of ICE versus EVs.

The cost of manufacturing a battery for an EV is more carbon-intensive than manufacturing an ICE vehicle.

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