We do need to pitch in the debate “electric cars are more polluting than thermal cars”.
In the case of an electric car, the battery manufacturer generates half of the manufacturing emissions of the whole. This does not prevent an electric vehicle from being, over its lifetime, significantly less emissive than a thermal vehicle of equivalent size and power.
But reducing the carbon footprint of the battery remains a major goal for reducing carbon content of an electric vehicle.
The provisional European agreement on sustainable battery was recently announced and it will encourage the growth of a European battery industry, which is therefore a very good thing.
In particular, it ensures the implementation of environmental standards and obligations regarding the collection and recycling of used batteries.
According to Pascal Canfin, the ultimate goal is “to allow only the most environmentally efficient batteries” to enter the European market, starting in July 2027, for electric car batteries.
So as not to wait until 2027, companies like PowerUp, with whom we have the chance to collaborate, are already acting in the right direction. They offer battery analytics solutions that contribute to the advent of cleaner energy by ensuring a reliable, safe, and sustainable use of batteries.
It is examples like this that make us believe that the private sector has a vital role to play in turning the economy into a force for good.
If you also want to act on your own scale, do not hesitate to contact us.
To know more about this agreement, read the article by Pascal Canfin (french version):
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