How sustainable are electric cars?

Cosmos Magazine


Cosmos is a quarterly science magazine. We aim to inspire curiosity in ‘The Science of Everything’ and make the world of science accessible to everyone.

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Sascha has just turned 17 and recently had to choose her first car. But being both an environmentalist, and a motorsports fan on a budget, was harder than she thought.

In this episode of Podcast Next Gen, Sascha looks into the sustainability of electric cars.

She wants to know whether they’re better for the planet from the start to the end of their life, plus she tells us why her parents might need supervision when driving a Tesla.

Podcast Next Gen is a collaboration between Cosmos Magazine and the National Youth Science Forum.

The reporters are year 12 students from across Australia – the next generation of scientists, science journalists and podcasters. These ‘shortcast’ episodes have been written and recorded by the students, giving them the opportunity to work with real science journalists and editors to make their science concept come to life. 

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