Not to burst any green bubbles here, but personally I think electric vehicles are a scam, and so is Elon Musk. The premise of electric vehicles is to save us from Global warming, which is another argument altogether, but I think it fails miserably at that goal. Each electric vehicle requires the strip mining of 20 acres of land to get the ore's required just for that battery. All the machinery involved in that mining is diesel powered. Next is the warped thought process that somehow the electricity needed to charge the batteries in the truck comes from thin air. Of course, it does not, the overwhelming majority of electricity is produced burning fossil fuels, which means this entire exercise moves emissions from tailpipes to power plant stacks. Lastly, all the reading I've done regarding end of life cycle for these batteries is an ecological nightmare. I just don't see it.
I agree. I won’t have an electric vehicle in my garage. And Global Warming was dubunked, so they changed the name to “Climate Change”. Convenient. Of course the climate is changing; it always will be whether humans occupy earth, or not. Planet Earth has been in existence for they tell us billions of years, and we have weather data for the last 100 or so years, and they think they see a pattern? Whatever.
How about forest fires? Nowadays, when there is a forest fire we fight it with water bombers and feet on the ground with water and suppressing agent. For billions of years, forest fires burned and burned and burned until nature put them out with rain, or they burnt the earth until there was nothing left to burn, since remember, all continents were at one time joined. There is a lot of carbon in forest fire smoke. Perhaps carbon emissions were higher before the industrial revolution? No one knows.
I think electric vehicles will catch on for a lot of people, make a lot of money for some sectors (the real reason behind the climate change propaganda), then people will wisen up and hydrogen fuel cells will prevail as the long-term solution to fewer emissions.
And a few people in North America switching to electric vehicles won’t help curb global emissions; China and India is where the real problem lays with regard to emissions and GHG, and they don’t appear to buy into the green movement. Last time I checked, GHGs don’t stay within the confines of China & India’s borders.
Just my $0.02.