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I think it is really hard to get the real figures on true cost of going electric, there are so many variables.Analysis by transport group says battery electric vehicles are superior to their petrol and diesel counterpartswww.theguardian.com
In this article they assume that the batteries would be recycled but that isn't going to happen everywhere. No sure if anyone does recycle EV batteries in Australia.
Also it rates the ICE car by the oil it burns, which I assume is the oil that goes into making either diesel or petrol, and this comparison doesn't account for where the electricity is generated to charge an EV as this will make a big difference.
I think the best thing for the environment is to reduce the amount of cars total not just keep increasing and just switching to electric.
Getting the full life out of your old ICE vehicle before upgrading to a new electric car is more beneficial too.