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I have no interest whatsoever in buying an EV at this point. I am sure I am not alone. The govt forcing this is going to backfire big time. The price of used ICE vehicles is going to climb, sales of new vehicles will drop, there is no solution on charging for those that cannot at home. How is a city person living in a duplex or townhouse that has no garage supposed to charge overnight? The govt also fails to mention the cost of putting the multi-thousand dollar charging station in your house hooked to 220V - 110V forget it. Traveling to ND or MT want to charge on the way? Good luck. Last I saw the bait and switch price for EVs is a joke - Ford F150EV is advertised for $50K, but in actuality, it is more like $80K for something that most would be interested in buying. That GM Hummer that Biden drove and was raving about - $100K+, get real.
I have no doubt that EVs are the future, but we are still a ways out. What I don't like is the materials for EVs will be dominated by China and it is not clear that will improve in the future unless they can develop technology that does not use rare earth metals.
A bit more on energy:
This is a bit tangential to this thread, but interesting... What do you do with a used Tesla that needs a new battery to the tune of $22,000 USD? Here's one answer:
Just make sure you park your EV far from your house ( and especially your Hudsons), as they catch fire with alarming regularity and burn up everything within 50 feet of them.
35 Terraplane said:
Should you have the opportunity watch Sr David Attenborough's documentary "A Life on our Planet". A very informative look at where human kind has been and where we may be possibly headed. He addresses some of the issues that have been mentioned above.