That’s the problem with the written word. My comment that you highlighted above was to me obviously ironic / sarcastic but never mind. I am fully aware of the limitations of EVs but they still have huge benefits in the right application. My whole point is that the answer as to which power source is ‘best’ is ‘it depends’ - on your use case, motivation, source of energy, ability to charge at home, etc.You might want to temper your smug virtuous feeling just a bit.....
I few of my annual golfing buddies are environmental scientists, engineers and partners at a consulting firm that specializes in nuclear engineering, as well as solar/wind renewable energy. Bill Gates with Terrapower is a typical client. So here's what our post 36 holes Friday night discussion included a few weeks ago: First, in 50%+ of the US, your EV is being powered by electricity generated by burning fossil fuels. Second, the environmental impact of lithium mining and refining makes uranium mining and refining look like Betty Crocker baking a cake. Third, the future disposal and recycling of spent lithium batteries, along with all of the other by products of EV batteries, makes Yuca Mountain for spent nuclear fuel look like a walk in the park.
I am NOT suggesting that EV isn't environmentally preferable to ICE or hybrids. But I think the smug virtuosity of some EV proponents conveniently forgets - or is ignorant of - other environmentally damaging issues that my golfing buddies are trying to solve.
Not a sermon, just a thought.
Unless you or your friends know better, there is no panacea. We just need to do our own research and do the best we can…