Isn’t it time that politicians and mainstream media are telling the whole truth and nothing but about battery powered vehicles?
Think twice before ordering a battery car as the production of electricity and batteries is far from clean as you might think.
Even electricity produced by solar power cells and windmills is revealed as a tremendous environmental hazard.
This is caused by the chemical gas named Sulphur hexafluoride (SF6). This gas is used as an insulator to prevent power grid transformers and switches from short cuts, fires and other unwelcome events.
Due to increasing demand and worldwide rapidly expanding power grids, the consequences are disastrous.
Most people never heard about SF6 but leaks in the European area (UK included) are comparable with the yearly emission equivalent of 1.3 million cars on the road. This gas is causing 23.500 times more global warming than carbon dioxide (CO2). It remains in the atmosphere for at least 1000 years.
The grow in demand for electricity lead to more connections to the electricity grid. With this comes a rise in the number of electrical switches and circuit breakers (switchgear). The gas is required to prevent serious accidents and keeps things running.
The impact of SF6 will get even worse as the grid is in transition towards a dramatic upgrade. More power lines, transformers and switchgear are required to push society into electric.
As this is not enough, scientists come with another shock revelation. Battery charging is a complete energy disaster. Over 50% of the electrical energy is during the charging procedure lost.
The battery converts at least half the energy input directly into heat and cannot be used for driving or other purposes. It is a highly inefficient process and a scandal of unseen proportions that the mainstream media is completely silent about it.
Electric driving is not the most favorite thing in England. At the moment, less than 0.5 percent of the vehicles in the UK are electric.
A poll shows that 71 % of the British motorist’s next car will be, again, a fossil fuel powered one.
Limited mileage, a power grid not capable of handling massive demand and a lack of charging points withheld a majority of the drivers from going electric.
This comes amid the announcement of major car manufacturers that Hydrogen is on the verge of becoming reality. Instead of batteries, a Hydrogen powered fuel cell provides electricity to power the vehicle. At the end of the day, Hydrogen is far more efficient and environmental friendly.
Insiders in the auto industry expect that within 5 years, hydrogen cars will slowly but surely push out the battery-powered systems.
Despite small improvements in battery technology, more and more experts are convinced that battery powered cars do have its limitations and the mining of lithium is an environmental issue in it selves. A revolution towards dramatically improved batteries is not in sight. Battery driving is seen as something temporarily.
I love to save the environment but when it comes to the transition of the automotive industry, I recommend Hydrogen. Governments should make the right choice and stimulate Hydrogen distribution. Don’t buy the scam of battery- powered cars.