Why Dirty Energy Claims About 'Clean' Electric Cars Amount to Petroleum Industry Propaganda

The electric vehicle (EV) market is becoming more competitive, with global sales reaching 10% in 2023. However, the Big 7 oil companies are fighting back by spreading misinformation about the environmental impact of EVs compared to gasmobiles.

The argument that EVs are worse for the environment because the grid is dirty is no longer valid. Renewable energy sources such as wind and solar power now produce over 10% of the world's electricity, with some countries, such as Denmark and Norway, already reaching nearly 100%. In the US, states like Iowa have achieved over 25% wind penetration, and California is investing in lithium mining with less intrusive methods.

It's important to conduct a full life-cycle analysis to compare the fuel impacts of burnt hydrocarbons versus spinning electrons from well to ship, refinery, pipeline, gas station, and gasmobile vs. mine, plane, factory, assembly plant, and EV batteries. However, on the street, EVs emit no toxic fumes and have lower emissions elsewhere as the grid greens. While EV production isn't 100% clean, it avoids the hundreds of thousands of accidents at wells, along pipelines, and at stations involved in liquid fuelling.

Aesthetic concerns, such as locating wind farms away from residential areas, are also important. However, some city governments have taken steps such as enacting no-car days or designing clean zones to restrict high-emission vehicles, which helps the environment but disadvantages low-income drivers.

EVs are a more environmentally friendly option than gasmobiles, despite attempts by the Big 7 to downplay their cleanliness. With the rise of renewable energy and the move toward electric vehicles, we must continue to focus on reducing our reliance on fossil fuels and improving our environment.

This is not a battle between dirty and clean but a revolution revolution that will anoint new kings of the auto industry. Let's not allow the toxic fumes from burnt hydrocarbons that continue to fill our streets and plummet air quality in cities such as Paris, London, and Madrid to avoid the obvious criticism.

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