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Thread #166241   Message #3995287
Posted By: Jack Campin
05-Jun-19 - 03:23 AM
Thread Name: BS: electric cars, when....?
Subject: RE: BS: electric cars, when....?
Kwikfit are just acting like an OO-gauge version of the car industry as a whole.

There is no such thing as a sustainable car. Decades ago cars passed the point where half a car's resource cost was incurred before you first started it: the ratio will have got much worse since, with greater fuel efficiency and mch more resource- and energy-intensive materials used in manufacture. And batteries are among the worst components from that viewpoint. The plastics and composites used in modern cars are also far more difficult and polluting to recycle than steel.

What electric power for cars does is shift the pollution problem from the air of First World cities to the mining and recycling towns of the Third World, and the future generations everywhere who will have to survive in a burning, poisoned planet.

There is nothing an individual can do to destroy the world that comes anywhere close to operating a private car. It's a uniquely destructive technology, far out beyond any historical precedent.

And the shits who still use them KNOW this.