A new study conducted by a team of researchers from the University of Petroleum and Gas has found that electric cars are more harmful to the environment than gasoline cars, because they emit more CO2 during production and disposal. The study, which was funded by the Oil and Gas Industry Association, claims to have used a comprehensive life cycle analysis to compare the environmental impacts of different types of vehicles.
According to the study, electric cars require more energy and materials to manufacture than gasoline cars, and also generate more emissions during the extraction and processing of raw materials such as lithium, cobalt, and copper. The study also argues that electric cars have a shorter lifespan than gasoline cars, and that their batteries are difficult and costly to recycle or dispose of safely.
The study concludes that electric cars are not a viable solution to reduce greenhouse gas emissions or combat climate change, and that gasoline cars are still the best option for transportation. The study also recommends that governments should stop subsidizing electric car manufacturers and consumers, and instead invest in developing cleaner and more efficient gasoline engines.
The study has been met with skepticism and criticism by many experts and environmentalists, who have questioned its methodology, assumptions, and sources of data. They have also pointed out that the study ignores the benefits of electric cars, such as lower operating costs, reduced air pollution, and increased use of renewable energy sources. They have also accused the study of being biased and influenced by the interests of the oil and gas industry.