EV Manufacturing Data: Reducing emissions or virtue signalling?

Chemetall Footr Lithium Operation, Nevada

EV virtue signalling is the act of driving around in an electric vehicle feeling smug about one's environmental credentials without having a clue about the carbon emissions produced in the manufacture of EVs in different jurisdictions. EV use is a good thing when it is fit for purpose, but to force everybody to drive an EV is a dangerous precedent, especially when the environmental credentials of EV manufacturing leave much to be desired.

I discussed the models and data used to determine the CO2 emissions produced by the manufacture of EVs recently with Alexandra Marshall on Spectator TV.