The “Tesla” auto company and its CEO Elan Musk have received more than $500 million dollars of government subsidies to produce electric cars that are supposedly better for the environment than conventional gasoline cars.
Believers in the government’s apocalyptic-global-warming-by-man-made-carbon-dioxide theory generally support Tesla cars because they supposedly have a smaller “carbon footprint.”
But a new study finds that the battery-making process upon which Tesla engineering is based generates a great deal of carbon dioxide.
Producing a single lithium battery to install in a Tesla produces as much CO2 as a typical car releases in 8 years of driving. See here.