Every day brings its share of surprising electric vehicles, from the flying car developed in Guangzhou to the pleasure boat imagined in Sweden.

Not to mention a reissue of the DeLorean or the autonomous tricycle on which MIT is working.

All these futuristic objects are distinguished by a low emission of decibels, and above all, by their low CO2 emission.

In #Tech24, we looked at the ecological cost of electrical energy.

The manufacture of batteries involves the extraction of rare earths and the use of raw materials such as lithium, cobalt, nickel, or even manganese.

To assess whether these modes of transport are truly virtuous, it is also necessary to take into account the way in which electricity is produced.

Indeed, its environmental footprint is not the same whether it is produced by a coal-fired power station, by a nuclear reactor, or even by a hydroelectric dam.

Finally, the recyclable side of electrical appliances must necessarily be taken into account. 

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