- Jan 10, 2007
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It's not a distraction at allThat is also true of our energy grid in general though. We have a long way to go before all homes/factories/malls/etc. use sustainable energy sources. I see the same argument when people detract from cryptocurrencies saying they have a large carbon footprint.
Why put down EVs saying that they aren't truly zero emission because of the power grid they run on? The vehicles themselves are zero emission (similar to how cryptocurrencies don't inherently produce greenhouse gases), so the argument is just distracting. You want to have a conversation about how to get the power grid off fossil fuels, great, we can talk about that.
It's idiocy to disregard what consequences are involved in making or disposing of an item. By your logic, the plastic in the ocean doesn't matter because that comes after it's used so it doesn't matter
What is logical is to make an apples to apples comparison from start to finish (and I am willing to bet that EVs still win)
Anything else is just biased, willfully ignorance