This photo does not show an 'electric car cemetery' in France

Updated on 15/07/2021 at 11:48

A photo has been shared thousands of times in posts claiming it shows an "electric car cemetery" in France, where electric cars are purportedly dumped when their batteries wear out. The claim is false; the image in fact shows a Chinese rideshare company's cars parked on the outskirts of Hangzhou. The company's former manager said most of the cars were first-generation electric vehicles set to be replaced with newer models."Here is an electric car cemetery in France.