This article was amended on 5 June 2023 to describe:
a.) lithium-ion batteries as lasting “upwards of 10 years”, rather than “about 10 years”;
b.) to clarify that the figures released by Volvo claimed that greenhouse gas emissions during production of an electric car are “nearly 70% higher”, not “70% higher”.
It was further amended on 7 June 2023 to remove an incorrect reference to the production of lithium-ion batteries needing “many rare earth metals”;
to clarify that a reference to “trucks” should instead have been to “heavy trucks for long distance haulage”;
and to more accurately refer to the use of such batteries in these trucks as being a “concern”, due to weight issues, rather than a “non-starter”.