Making a battery is bad for the Environment?. Compare that to extracting Oil from the ground. I won't even mention the Canada to USA pipeline. All relative I guess.
Sounds like you might be better suited to a Tesla Roadster than a Lotus Elise
Rather than deflect how batteries effect the environment towards oil why not research it a little bit. The image attached is of a dilution mine in South America. Uses quite a bit of surface area and, while it might look like Caribbean waters, I doubt that the snorkeling is as good. A similar issue recently came up on a Tesla thread to which I added....
"Tesla claims that the battery packs are 60% recyclable
, similar to a standard car battery percentage. However, battery packs on the Tesla are "slightly" larger than a car battery. For the remaining 40% waste, well.....
If the Tesla "electric dream" comes true, USGS estimates of currently recoverable world reserves of lithium would last about 17 years
. It is clear that the battery technology needs to improve beyond lithium if we are to shift the fleet to electric cars."
I for one would like to understand more about this which is why I research this.
I work for an oil company which operates on (highly regulated) U.S. soil. My company voluntarily globally accounts for all greenhouse gas emissions that it generates and publicly reports them. Free market forces currently tip favor to gasoline as the dominant fuel for vehicles, especially given the recent oil price crash. Most people use what is cheapest.