Electric cars have faced skepticism regarding their environmental benefits, with claims that they may not be as carbon-friendly as believed. Critics argue that the manufacturing process of electric vehicles (EVs), particularly battery production, consumes substantial energy and generates carbon emissions. However, a comprehensive assessment of EVs must consider their entire life cycle, from production to disposal. While it is true that manufacturing an EV can produce more carbon emissions than a fossil fuel vehicle, this “carbon debt” is typically offset within about two years of driving due to lower emissions during vehicle use. Electric cars become increasingly environmentally friendly as the electricity grid transitions to cleaner energy sources. In summary, despite initial manufacturing emissions, EVs are generally cleaner than their petrol or diesel counterparts over their lifetime, especially with greener energy sources and technological advancements in batteries.