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E-Vehicles and Effects of their Chemical Constituents on Different Organisms

Sanjoli Mahajan


DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.8107181


With the growing technology and changing face of the world where technology and innovation is showing its new side every single day, the world has been gifted with the new trend of E-Vehicles (a leading trend in the automobile sector now-a-days). But like the two sides of a coin, every innovation comes with two sides. The increasing use of E-Vehicles batteries, though as per sayings, have low or net zero carbon emission but the heavy cost of it lies in its after-use and disposal strategy. These vehicles although paving a way towards a new world without use of fossil resources and lesser carbon footprint but at the same time, they have hailed a new challenge of their waste management, recycling and disposal. Not only their recycling and disposal is the main headache but the harmful effusions, chemicals and metal ions released from them will contribute towards the environment already degrading health. The planet Earth is already facing several issues since industrialization and had lost its balanced state due to the increasing unavoidable human activities against the laws of nature and now the increasing replacement of conventional internal combustion engine with E-Vehicle batteries have burdened the Earth with more waste collection. The nations, in the race of achieving net zero carbon emission and increasing their dependency on renewable energy resources have forgotten to think about the consequences of the after-use collection of such heavy long-term liability of waste collection on the land. The environment and its organisms are already facing the problem of its previous waste dumping in the oceans and in the landfills and now a new collection of heavy waste have shown its face in the form of E-Vehicles battery waste that needs to be managed at just its initial phase. The objective of this review focuses on the environmental health, the harmful impact of chemicals released by the waste disposal of the batteries on the different organisms’ along with the structural, functional and behavioral abnormalities caused due to these harmful chemicals.


Lecturer, Department of Zoology, Govt Degree College, Samba



Mahajan S (2023) E-Vehicles and Effects of their Chemical Constituents on Different Organisms. Environ Sci Arch 2(2):97-113.


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