A social media propaganda poster alleges that there are hundreds of electric vehicles in Paris, leaking toxic products into the ground:
“Hundreds of electric cars in the muncipality of Paris rot and leak their toxic products into the ground. Recycling businesses won’t accept them until batteries come out first. India, who tried to get rid of them, refuses to import them.
No business until now wants to deal with the batterys [sic] issue
To slowly get out of our green fairy tale.”
This meme is FALSE.
First, the wording in the meme appears to exist only on social media like Reddit and Facebook.
The text is written an unusual way “municipality of Paris”? Perhaps this was (badly) machine translated from another language? Or perhaps the original was written in English by a non-native English speaker?
The original story, translated from Polish, is located here https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=pl&u=https://wgospodarce.pl/informacje/60939-toyota-pierwsze-elektryki-w-europie-do-2021-roku&prev=search&pto=aue
The original says nothing about the cars leaking toxic materials.
The actual vehicles were made in Italy. This story has nothing to do with India, as implied in the poster.
This poster was shared into a group on Facebook today.