Additionally, the all-electric car has limited highway mileage ranges and speeds. Recharging stations all use the least efficient fuel source and the vehicle itself weighs more, because of its heavy electric motor and batteries. What’s worse, these batteries are expensive to replace and often made in countries with deplorable environmental records.
Thus, the sustainability of the electric car is far more of a myth than a fact. Scientific analysis aside, the reality is that the all-electric vehicle, despite more than a century of development, has not progressed beyond the super market scooter or golf cart.
For the supply chain pro, sustainability is an opportunity to lead, reduce costs and preserve the resources for the quality of life needed for future generations. The best news in the case of sustainability is that the right thing to do also saves money.
Robert Menard is a Dallas-based Certified Purchasing Professional (CPP) and Certified Professional Purchasing Consultant (CPPC) providing training and consulting in purchasing and negotiation for public and private clients globally. He is the author of “You're the Buyer—You Negotiate It” and “Green Purchasing and Sustainability.”