Is the manufacturing of a hybrid car worse for the environment than a regular car?



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    Since electric motors are much smaller than internal combustion engines, I am going to say no.

    If you are talking about plug-in vehicles, then batteries pose a slightly different issue. Lead-acid batteries are extremely easy to recycle and we have been recycling them for decades, so we have plenty of material to make them without causing damage to the environment. However, people are more interested in using lithium-ion batteries now because they are lighter and smaller than lead-acid batteries. However, we will probably develop good recycling methods for lithium-ion batteries as they gain popularity.

    With any car, the body of the vehicle takes a lot to manufacture. Thankfully, we can put electric motors into old car bodies when their internal combustion engines die.

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