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Author: Paul Sommerville

EVs – time to ditch fearmongering!

EV batteries use lithium, but its impact is dwarfed by the ongoing environmentally disastrous oil spills like Deepwater Horizon and Exxon Valdez which wrecked 4,000 miles of coastline. Don’t see any faux outrage for that. Coal-powered electricity for EVs is utter nonsense. Coal imports are down while new EV car sales have risen to 20%! Mr Barnes decries diesel-powered coal shipping but ignores shipping of five times that volume imported petroleum products, plus the oil spill risk to our coasts! Modern EV batteries last over 300,000km, not your ludicrous claim of six years. After that, they...

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Brickell’s assertion that EV sales have peaked is absolute rubbish. In 2023 alone, a whopping 14 million new EVs hit the streets globally, marking a 35% surge from 2022 and an astonishing 54% leap from 2021 to 2022. Yet Brickell expects you to believe that all these buyers are mistaken while he alone holds the monopoly on truth. 1.2 million Tesla Model Y cars were sold in 2023, the world’s best-selling and safest car, but they too must somehow bow to Brickell’s assumed superior knowledge. EVs command an impressive 20% share of the global car market, with the International Energy Agency forecasting...

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