Elon Musk Takes to Twitter to Dispute “True” CO2 Impact of Electric Cars
Something has riled up Tesla CEO Elon Musk and we’re thinking it was this report, titled “Unclean at Any Speed,” which was authored by Ozzie Zehner.
Zehner claims that electric vehicles are among the dirtiest forms of transportation in the world. As Zehner stated:
“Most electric-car assessments analyze only the charging of the car. This is an important factor indeed. But a more rigorous analysis would consider the environmental impacts over the vehicle’s entire life cycle, from its construction through its operation and on to its eventual retirement at the junkyard.”
It’s through this more thorough analysis of electric vehicles that Zehner concludes they’re far dirtier than we’ve been led to believe.
In steps Elon Musk, who took to Twitter to begin his dispute of Zehner’s claims.
When you rile up Musk, you’d better be prepared to be on the losing end of the stick.
Musk says, via Twitter, that he’s working up a draft that will rebut all of these false CO2 “sources” by providing “true” figures.
We fully expect Musk to use facts to easily shoot down most of the erroneous claims made by Zehner and others. And we’re sure it’ll be a compelling read.
We have no clue when Musk’s finished paper will come out, but you can bet we’ll post it here.