You know all my fears about the sustainability of the electric car in the next 10 years.
An electric car requires huge investments in terms of power generation capacity, and wind turbines may fall just short of charging 30 million cars in France!
I’m not talking to you about the electrification of our transportation, I’m talking about our heavy trucks that feed Paris and the 12 million inhabitants of Ile-de-France.
Not to mention the reload times of major holiday departures on a weekend with 25,000 cars waiting at the terminal…we’ll have to recreate post offices at service bays and sleepers on motorways.
In short, it’s all very complicated, and this desire for all-electricity has a great chance of turning into an economic, social, and environmental disaster for the simple and valid reason that complex issues are always nuanced.
Yes to an electric vehicle for certain uses.
It takes heat for others.
Or even hydrogen or “gasifier” and other LPG that can be produced locally, not in Russia!
The ecological transition is not ONE solution put forward from Brussels, but many solutions that form a coherent whole.
We’ll figure it out eventually.
My personal opinion is don’t buy an electric car (opt for leasing and return the keys if necessary) and make your thermal car last as long as possible. By 2035, reason will return.
And exactly one American state throws stones into the pond!
In the USA, Wyoming wants to ban electric cars in 2035!
While Europe aims to ban thermal cars by 2035, one American state is taking the exact opposite stance and wants to ban electric cars. The goal? Protect its oil industry and the jobs that go with it.
As you know, Europe is currently working on banning the sale of new thermal cars in 2035. The exact terms of this ban remain to be determined, but this principle has already been accepted by the members of the European Union. In the United States, car electrification continues: the government has created significant assistance (in the form of tax credits) for the purchase of new electric cars, a denser charging network has been built, and some states, such as California, aim to limit sales of new cars to electrified models in the next decade.
But now is not the time for electrification in Wyoming. This state located in the center of the USA even wants to completely ban the sale of new electric cars by 2035! In proposal number SJ0004, the state’s parliamentarians are actually proposing to phase out electric vehicles in 2035 based on protecting the local economy, especially one that depends on oil and gas production.
The bill explains that “oil and gas production is Wyoming’s pride,” that the industry has created “countless jobs” and “supports the economic balance of the State.” He says that “electric cars are difficult to recycle, depend on minerals that are difficult to extract, and require very expensive investments to build charging infrastructure.” Authors of the draft finalizing the bill call for it to protect the oil and gas industry, save jobs, and even ban the sale of new electric vehicles in 2035 to “restrict mineral extraction in the state to vital activities.” Note that this is a draft law that has not yet been approved. Will a Wyoming legislator dare to go with this completely unique approach in the world?
While we in Europe are in the process of killing the old continent’s car industry and the hundreds of thousands of jobs that go with it, here’s something to think about without telling you about the technological wealth of our manufacturers.
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