So I’ve been in the market for an electric SUV, test drove some Teslas and today tested the VW ID4. So I’ve been doing a bit of research.
but OMG I can’t stand the EV owner mentality, they make me want to tap myself in the head with a .40S&W for even considering joining that “lifestyle”. The old South Park “Smug” episode about when everyone in South Park gets a Prius/hybrid—so spot on.
I get it—there’s been coal rolling bros and douchy muscle car owners (todays flame/poppop tunes don’t help the ICE car scene’s popularity) but these people have that same mentality everyone thinks cops have “you must have been bullied in HS so you became a cop” now that’s why people buy P90/P100Ds whatever.
As a geologist, I can’t stand this “future mindset”. “Lithium mining isn’t destructive to the environment, they strip mine it from salt deposits”. Yea, there are areas you can get lithium easily, but there’s places you can take a damn 711 slurpee straw and suck oil out from the ground from a conventional reservoir.
as lithium and whatever battery biproduct demand rises, they will get to very filthy methods easily as if not more destructive than what people think fracking is.
and FFS, if you want a 3 second 0-60 Tesla, the increased battery size and product demand is the same thing as choosing to buy a Hellcat instead of a Dart, you’re no environmentalist