How environmentally friendly are electric vehicles?

In this Forward: On Demand vlog, Callum McGuinn and Joseph Newcombe discuss how environmentally friendly electric vehicles (EVs) are.

Touching on previous blogs Taking charge - repurposing, recycling and reinventing batteries, 3 R's for sustainability of the battery industry, and How green are electric vehicles?, they explore:

  • The manufacturing cost of EVs (00:06)
  • The costs associated with creating EV batteries — (01:55)
  • The current problems associated with extracting metals used in batteries — (05:55)
  • How the carbon footprint of running an EV compares to that of a conventional vehicle — (08:10)

Watch time: 14:00 minutes

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About the presenters

This vlog was co-presented by Joseph Newcombe and Callum McGuinn.

Joseph works in the chemistry and materials field assisting in the drafting and prosecution of UK and European patents. He also has experience in opposition and appeal proceedings before the EPO and the management of national/regional phase entry of international patent applications. Joseph has a Master’s degree in chemistry from the University of Sussex and a PhD from University College London.