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Ah, oh great and wise one - so we should all throw our hands in the air and just forget EVs just like they did back in the day when oil proved cheaper. Not only that, but let's forget all current battery research into cleaner battery technology, and let's all revert back to pond scum for the sake of evolution. Got it! I bow my head unto thee!Oh knowledgeable one, would you care to bestow us with the secret knowledge you have acquired that disproves Mazda's claims? Lord knows us bug eating pod dwellers could only dream that a superior being such as yourself could devulge such information.
Ahem, rare earth meatals? Ever heard of them? You know, the rare earth metals used in the construction of electric motors? How about the cobalt and nickle used to make the batteries? Those are not unlimited either.
They already are even now. There have been numerous reputable studies done that EVs break even even when charged by 40% efficient coal plants. I'm not providing any links for this. I've done that many times in my posts to TS. And still I get shat on from those who are all wise and powerful.In the short run, EV may be more energy intensive, but in the long run, they are better for the environment so long as we shift energy production from fossil fuel to alternatives.