Does Australia’s power generation make EVs dirty too?

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What do wind farms have to do with electric vehicles, and why did a MINI Cooper stir up so much controversy?  

In the third episode of ‘Debunks’, the new podcast series from the Cosmos newsroom team and Nine Podcasts, science journalist Ellen Phiddian investigates if Australia’s dirty power generation is ruining EVs’ sustainable credentials.

Joined by engineer Tim Ross, Dr Jennifer Rayner and Dr Hussein Dia, Ellen gets to the bottom of how sustainable EVs really are.  

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