China’s Blood Batteries

A regular Internal Combustion Engine car contains 2 or 3 kilos of the “harder to get” metals. An Electric Vehicle a few hundred of them. Which makes every Electric Vehicle a hog of materials that can be brought to the surface only through immeasurable suffering. One could argue that without this kind of mining in the Congo there would be no jobs at all for those children but looking at the horrendous conditions those kids live in, I would argue that anything is better than this. But EV enthusiasts won’t spare a thought for them – they are busy lecturing the rest of us.

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