ICE cars are soooo much better nowadays, due to regulations. Everybody knows this. I am curious why you suspect Tesla would be worse? Just curious... EV vs ICE? Here is one study: EV vs ICE As time goes by, EVs should gain ground due to long EV motor lifetime, low maintenence, etc. Teslas are engineered with an emphasis on minimal envinronmental impact, for example "Vegan leather". In other words, soft vinyl. I believe BMW and Mercedes Benz have pioneered this to some extent as well. Lot's of room for improvement. Our car's drivetrain, including battery pack, is warranteed for 8 years or 100K miles. Million Miles?
Originally Posted by dogememe
Has anyone compared the actual environmental impact of driving a Tesla 200K miles to driving a Camry 200K miles? Like, from r&d to manufacturing to fuel to repairs to recycling? I suspect the Tesla would be worse.