- Jan 18, 2006
- Brooklyn, CT
The reality is that the transition should be viewed as say a 25yr (or more event) not the push for 10yrs as many governments seem to be trying to legislate now. Also the transition probably should be ICE vehicles to gas/electruc hybrids to EV's (or some other non ICE technology that may arise and prove scaleable enough and cost effective enough to be implemented) rather than the current hard push from ICE to EV's going on. There seems to be a bit of wishing on the part of legislators that doesn't jive with reality, and makes one wonder if some pushing the legislation might also believe in say unicorns and fairy dust.Electricity generation is indeed a huge issue and is barely discussed. Gouvernements are pushing electrical vehicles way to quickly. Pretty simple to work out the maths. Adding tens of millions of electric vehicle would entail adding hundreds of Gwatts of new generating stations, most of which being thermal plants burning the same fossil fuel not used by cars. To make sense, the transition towards electrical vehicles should follow the energy transition towards renewable energy. Right now it does not compute.
The reality is that when you try and push something that is very likley going to cause a "set back" in the lifestyle of many as the attempts to quickly implement it happen, there is going to be some pushback for sure, and if anything as we emerge from the pandemic and see now that some of the measures that were pushed on society, and then kept in place for an extended period of time that was very likely far greater than was needed (if needed at all in some instances) you're going to see less trust by more in society the next time a wide scale governmental push of something is rushed at the public. The degree of skepticism has certianly increased in many as a result of the pandemic