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  • IB DP Geography — Unit 2: Global climate — vulnerability and resilience

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How green is your electric vehicle?

  • Making an EV produces how much more CO2 than making a ‘combustion model’ according to a Chinese study?

  • Where is lithium predominantly mined?

  • What is the carbon footprint of lithium extraction?

  • If you charge your EV in a country using coal power it is equivalent to burning two-thirds of a tank of gasoline. So what is the solution to making EVs part of the low carbon solution that lots of people seek?

Richard Allaway, International School of Geneva/geographyalltheway.com

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