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Factcheck: No, this is not a French cemetery for electric cars - Factcheck

Factcheck: No, this is not a French cemetery for electric cars – Factcheck

A photo of what could be a junkyard near Paris was posted on social media. These will be electric cars, canceled because replacing the battery would be too expensive. This is not true: the photo was taken in China and the cars are owned by a Chinese car-sharing company.

On July 7, a Dutch woman posted the message below on her Facebook page.

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She posts a picture in which we see a large number of cars in an empty area, with mountains in the background. The cars look deserted and plants grow among them. “This is near Paris. All electric carsWomen write. According to her, the cars will be “unsellable”, since replacing the battery will be very expensive.

Photographer

We check the source of the image. The mountainous environment and the blue number plate seen on the back of one of the cars indicate that the statue was not made “near Paris”.

On the roof of the car in the lower right of the image appears the words “greg_abandoned”.

Facebook
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We write this username on the Instagram social media platform and end up at GregabrogInstagram account with over 95,000 followers. The man behind the account turned out to be a photographer who is deliberately looking for deserted places to photograph, we read on his photo website. He describes himself as an “urban explorer” and travels the world photographing deserted places, he said in March in interview on youtube channel travel world.

Photographer posted a picture of a junkyard On June 19 on his Instagram account. You will be asked in the comments where the photo was taken. The man does not want to reveal that information because he wants to protect the place, writes a reply.

Instagram
© Instagram

Below the image, we see a message that the information in the message was indeed the subject of a news validation. We click on the link and we end up at a Validated by USA Today.

USA Today Check the picture because it too In the United States on Facebook, also with the claim that it was made in France. The image was also widely circulated on other social media platforms such as Twitter in a redditUsers also say that these cars are located in Paris. The fact-checkers concluded that this is not true USA Today.

Photographer confirmed to USA Today He took the photo on May 3 in China. Also want exact location USA Today He is not released, because he wants to protect the place. From the videos he posted in Story Events on his profile, both are USA Today as such Reuters It was concluded that he was in China at about that time.

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Economie

Also Knack Employee Rien Emmery – Tweet embed – Search in posts with the same image. devote one Twitter theme in a. Emery also concluded that the photo was taken in China, specifically in the city of Hangzhou. About Microcity old stock auto share.

Emery found photos of the same junkyard in Chinese news platform. in a Article in English He explained that the Chinese After an initial boom, the sharing economy has been struggling with one bankruptcy after another in recent years, due to a large oversupply.

It is true that there are junkyards for abandoned electric cars in France. However, the fact that these cars are out of circulation has nothing to do with the batteries that need to be replaced. It was the result of car-sharing business models that proved unprofitable, by fact-checkersLead Stories in May 2021. One Factcheck van AFP We came to the same conclusion. also Het Laatste Nieuws has already reported French junkyards.

However, the photo in the Facebook post that prompted this fact-check was taken in China, and thus has nothing to do with French junkyards for shared cars.

conclusion

A picture spread on social media showing a cemetery for electric cars near Paris. The photo already shows a large number of abandoned electric cars, but it seems that the photo was taken not in France, but in China. Moreover, the cars were not canceled due to expensive batteries, as suggested. They were taken out of business by the owner, the car sharing platform, because there was no demand for the vehicles. So we classify the Facebook post as somewhat false.

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On July 7, a Dutch woman posted the message below on her Facebook page, where she posted a photo in which we see a large number of cars in an empty area, with mountains in the background. The cars look deserted and plants grow among them. “This is near Paris. All electric cars, the woman writes. According to her, the cars will be “unsellable”, since replacing the battery will be very expensive. Photographer We check the source of the image. The mountainous environment and the blue number plate seen on the back of one of the cars indicate that the statue was not made “near Paris”. On the roof of the car in the lower right of the photo is the word “greg_abandoned”. We type this username into the social media platform Instagram and end up on gregabandoned, an Instagram account with more than 95,000 followers. The man behind the account turned out to be a photographer deliberately looking for deserted places to photograph, as we read on his website. He describes himself as an “urban explorer” and travels the world photographing abandoned places, he said in an interview on Travel World Living’s YouTube channel in March, and the photographer posted the junkyard photo on his Instagram account on June 19. You will be asked in the comments where the photo was taken. The guy doesn’t want to reveal that information because he wants to protect the place, he writes in response. Below the image we see a message that the information in the message was already the subject of information validation. We click on the link and get to the photo verification from USA Today, USA Today has investigated the photo because it is also posted on Facebook in the US, also with the claim that it was taken in France. The image was also widely circulated on other social media platforms such as Twitter and Reddit, with users also saying that these cars are in Paris. That’s not true, USA Today fact-checkers concluded, and the photographer confirmed to USA Today that he took the photo on May 3 in China. He also does not want to reveal the exact location of USA Today, because he wants to protect the place. From the videos he posted in Story Highlights on his profile, both USA Today and Reuters can tell he was in China at the time. Knack Economics Sharing Officer Rien Emmery -ArbiterOfTweets – also checked the messages with the same image. Dedicate a Twitter thread to her. Emery also concluded that the photo was taken in China, specifically in the city of Hangzhou. It’s about the old stock of the car-sharing company Microcity. Emery found photos of the same scrap yard on a Chinese news platform. An English-language article shows that the Chinese sharing economy, after an initial boom, has been struggling with one bankruptcy after another in recent years, due to a large oversupply. It is true that there are junkyards for abandoned electric cars in France. However, the fact that these cars are out of circulation has nothing to do with the batteries that need to be replaced. It was the result of car-sharing business models that proved unprofitable, fact-checkers at Lead Stories found in May 2021. An AFP fact-check came to the same conclusion. Het Laatste Nieuws also reported on these French junkyards. However, the photo in the Facebook post that prompted this fact-check was made in China and had nothing to do with French junkyards for shared cars.

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