While listening to the latest, always great, Jeep Talk Show podcast this morning, Tammy, Tony and Josh discussed the announcement of the 2020 Jeep Renegade Plug-in Electric Hybrid (PHEV). They made a GREAT point about the enormously well-documented NEGATIVE impact that lithium mining has on the environment.
WIRED Magazine UK did a great article on the negative impact of lithium mining this past August, “The spiralling environmental cost of our lithium battery addiction”, by
I remembered the controversial 2005 report from CNW Marketing Research, Inc., “Dust to Dust – The Energy Cost of New Vehicles from Concept to Disposal”.
Dust to Dust contends that a Toyota Prius has a greater overall negative impact on the environment than that of a HUMMER!!!
Prager University has a GREAT video that busts the myth of vehicle electrification.
While electric Jeeps may be good for FCA sales, I don’t think that an electric Jeep is a good thing, for the environment!!!