German quality newspaper @handelsblatt reports on new anti-EV study by German society of engineers VDI ( @VDI_News).

VDI states that electric vehicles emit more CO2 than combustion engine vehicles due to battery production.

But VDI uses wrong numbers for...
battery production.
My main problem with the VDI study is that they use wrong numbers for battery production.

They assume producing a 48 kWh battery emits 8,9t of CO2.

That means 185 kg/kWh (8900kg/48kWh).
As I show in my study, emissions per kWh have plummeted in recent years and are now around 75 kg/kWh.

I call this the first of six errors that many anti-EV studies make.

Every real expert in the field knows this by now.

So 8.9t becomes 3.6t. (4.5t worst case.)
Before you go "But... but... production in China using coal" you should read my report and understand that the drop is mainly due to factory processes becoming much more efficient as we learn and scale up.

I dug up a footnote in a study I debunked that nicely illustrates this.
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