Who Leads the Charge?

I am very fortunate to live in a community (the mid-Hudson Valley) where many, if not most, people care about not just their immediate surroundings but also about the future of our children on this planet. They understand the value of personal and communal action to bring about societal change. They support those on the front lines and engage in political activism whenever they can. However, I find it intriguing that many of them fall prey to certain lines of thinking that result in lack of action when it comes to electric vehicles (EVs). I will address the most prominent of these in this article. I have already addressed environmental concerns about EVs in a previous article. 1. "I'll drive

Join the Silent Revolution

A silent revolution is happening on the streets of Europe. The sales of electric vehicles (EVs) in many major European countries hit double digit percentage points in July 2020 (Norway 68%, Sweden 29.5%, Finland 16% , Holland 16% , Germany 11.4%). However, EV sales in the USA remain much lower as a percentage of the total market despite the fact that the world’s leading EV manufacturer, Tesla, is one of the great American success stories. For the purpose of this article, I shall not try to analyze why this is the reality of the EV market in the US. I will merely tackle some of the biggest doubts people have about the environmental benefits of EVs, especially with regards to their batteries.

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