“A machine like this is required to move 500 tons of earth/ ore which will be refined into one lithium car battery. It burns 900-1000 gallons of fuel in a 12-hour shift.
Lithium is refined from ore using sulfuric acid. The proposed lithium mine at Thacker Pass, Nevada is estimated to require up to 75 semi-loads of sulfuric acid a day! The acid does not turn into unicorn food as AOC believes. Refining lithium has created several EPA SUPERFUND SITES. IT IS VERY TOXIC TO THE ENVIRONMENT!
A battery in an electric car, let’s say an average Tesla, is made of 25 pounds of lithium, 60 pounds of nickel, 44 pounds of manganese, 30 pounds of cobalt, 200 pounds of copper, and 400 pounds of aluminum, steel, and plastic, etc…… averaging 750-1,000 pounds of minerals, that had to be mined and processed into a battery that merely stores electricity… Electricity which is generated by oil, gas, coal, or water (and a tiny fraction of wind and solar)…
That is the truth, about the lie, of “green” energy.
There’s nothing green about the green new deal. You people better learn how to vote or this nonsense will continue to flow down on top of you from the throne of government you put these people on.
Stop drinking the Green New Deal’s sulfuric acid Kool-Aid!”
Dr. Phillip A. Fields
University of South Alabama
October 7, 2022
If your electric vehicle gets flooded for any reason, watch out because in Florida, they are exploding after flooding from Hurricane Ian.
Florida’s chief financial officer and state fire marshal, Jimmy Patronis, took to Twitter on Oct. 6 to warn of the increased numbers of incidents in which electric vehicle batteries have corroded amid the storm, prompting fires to begin.
There’s a ton of EVs disabled from Ian. As those batteries corrode, fires start. That’s a new challenge that our firefighters haven’t faced before. At least on this kind of scale. #HurricaneIan pic.twitter.com/WsErgA6evO
— Jimmy Patronis (@JimmyPatronis) October 6, 2022
The auto insurance comparison website noted that while electric vehicles catch fire less often, they can be harder to put out than gas car fires, the lithium-ion batteries being the main cause of fires in EVs.