Amnesty International blasted the electric vehicle industry on Tuesday for not being as environmentally-friendly as it claims, calling attention to little-discussed aspects of its supply chain.
The human rights group said in a release that the industry, which touts itself as green, produces many of its lithium-ion batteries using polluting power sources. In addition, human rights violations are linked to the extraction of the minerals used in the batteries, particularly in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
vehicles are key to shifting the motor industry away from fossil fuels, but
they are currently not as ethical as some retailers would like us to believe,”
the report reads.
The human rights
violations are atrocious and electric vehicle companies should immediately take
steps to make sure they are only using ethically sourced materials in their
batteries. It will be a complex process, but the only way to stop the human
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