It’s no secret that my favorite road snack is Beyond Meat Meatless Jerky. I can’t get enough – and in fact, it is to the point that I can not assume a new bag of jerky is mine.
My daughters love it as well and I got my ass handed to me by my 8-year-old for eating hers!
As if that’s not enough, as reported by iTrucker reports, Beyond Meat is going beyond diesel! The company has now contracted with Einride to add EVs, and chargers, to their supply chain.
Smart move adding the chargers by the way. Public charging costs are of no benefit. They’re like 80% higher than private charging costs. Get the chargers.
Sweet, so now not only am I eating a bit healthier, the company is also going “greener”!
We have all heard different “facts” about the world’s obsession with eating beef. If we all just cut out half the meat we consume we could reduce greenhouse gasses (GHGs) by 145%!
The fact is that the cattle industry is actually waaaaay more efficient than it used to be and it takes fewer cattle to feed more people these days.
An average cow will “eject” about 220 pounds of methane annually. The cattle in the U.S. account for approximately 3% to 4% of GHGs.
I’m still hanging with my Beyond Meat Jerky!
So, what about the EVs Mr. The Dude? I hear those aren’t as green as we’d like to think.
Are we running down a slippery slope of blind optimism? Maybe…
Thank goodness the EPA is dispelling all myths.
You can read that article all you want but you aren’t gaining any knowledge nor will you be able to get your time back.
Let me summarize.
The agency states as a fact that “…over the lifetime of the vehicle, total GHG emissions associated with manufacturing, charging, and driving an EV are typically lower than the total GHGs associated with a gasoline car.”
The agency goes on to give us great comfort in knowing that the emissions of the EVs are also better than fossil fuel-powered vehicles, depending on the vehicles you are talking about and the source for the grid upon which you are charging.
Glad we got that cleared up.
And then there’s this from the Dailymail report which estimates we need to produce 478 charges per day for the next eight years to meet the mandates currently in place.
Peace and love!