It has been well documented that batteries are among the most carbon intensive components in modern vehicles and make EVs dirtier to manufacture than internal combustion vehicles. However, significant progress could be achieved in making the European auto industry greener by moving battery manufacturing out of China and onto the Old Continent.
New analysis by Transport & Environment finds that by simply moving production to Europe, automakers could reduce the emissions associated with battery production by 37 percent. If the energy storage devices were made with mostly renewable power, CO2 output could be cut by as much as 62 percent.

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New Study Reveals If EU Leaders Actually Get Serious About The Climate They Can Can EV Battery Production Emissions By 37% Over China

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