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How environmentally friendly is your electric vehicle (EV)? There’s no denying that a zero-emissions battery-electric motor is kinder to the atmosphere than a petrol or diesel internal combustion engine. But does the benefit of the end product outweigh the environmental damage done in the supply chain? 

It’s a question being asked by environmentalists the world over. Just as EV advocates say customers should look beyond the high purchase price of these vehicles and concentrate on the lower running costs, so doubters say consumers should look at the overall impact of EV production before being wooed by “green” messaging. ..

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