To manufacture each EV battery, you must process

"Like any vehicle – they have to mine materials to make the car," Mills said. "You have to mine a lot more materials, metals, to make an electric vehicle than you do a conventional vehicle. By about 1,000 percent on average."

He explained that miners must use heavy machines that burn diesel oil to dig up 500,000 pounds of earth to make a single, 1,000-pound EV battery.

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