Are Electric Vehicles Really Clean And Green?

| December 17, 2019

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Electric vehicles (EVs) are at the frontier of next-generation mobility. This so-called magical solution is being widely discussed at global panels with the increasing focus on clean energy and consumption on the global stage. With India’s cities at the verge of asphyxiation sooner or later, government and green activists are pinning high hopes on EVs. Manufacturers have started making commitments towards EV sales, startups are focussing on shared mobility and there are advances being made in lithium-ion batteries and other EV technologies.

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