By Paul Homewood
And here’s another environmental drawback of EVs:
Economists have long understood that there’s no such thing as a free lunch, but perhaps it’s time for electric-car enthusiasts to learn that lesson as well.
While tree-huggers and leftists alike tout Teslas and other such vehicles as a panacea for the ills of fossil fuels, they ignore the devastating environmental wreckage the manufacture and use of these vehicles leave in their wake — even when it comes to something as simple as their tires.
Brad Templeton, a senior contributor at Forbes, recounted his own eye-opening experience with his electric car’s habit of chewing through expensive treads at breakneck speed.
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The extra weight of electric cars inevitable leads to both greater wear of both tyres and brake pads. Not only does this add to maintenance costs, but it also adds to roadside pollution and the GHG emissions involved in producing them.
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JULY 8, 2022