Chevy Chevels top-selling model this year, the Chevrolet Bolt EV, is powered by carbon steel.
But is that the most environmentally friendly option?
Carbon steel, which is also used in some steel products, is a non-flammable steel that’s not flammable, so it can be used in many other industries.
It can be welded to steel beams for use in automotive parts.
In a recent study conducted by the Environmental Working Group, the non-carbon steel is used in automotive glass, glass panels, and in some aerospace products.
It is not the most efficient option for transporting carbon-rich materials like carbon steel and other high-temperature super-critical carbon (HTC) compounds, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
The EPA says the use of HTC in automotive products is less environmentally friendly than the use in the manufacturing of glass.
According to the EPA, carbon steel is less expensive than stainless steel, is generally more energy-efficient, and is less prone to corrosion.