Even with Battery production, the total lifetime emissions of EVs is lower than ICE vehicles.
You missed my point entirely but ganz egal. I didn't say EVs produce more CO2. In fact I said even if we don't consider manufacturing and recycling.
As for Eastern Europe, I have colleagues in both the Czech Republic and Poland driving EV. I’m not sure where you’re speaking of, but I believe both those countries are Eastern European. To put numbers to it, it looks like between 5-10% of new cars registrations in those countries are EV:
That's still not addressing my point, did you even read my post or just knee-jerk reacting to the first line? It is pointless how much of new car registrations are EVs when it is the rich buying them as second or third vehicles, and not actually replacing 20-25 year old vehicles on the road.
If your colleagues in Poland or the Czech Republic are driving new EVs, I'm pretty sure they belong to the upper crust and not living off an average-ish salary there. I mean I make almost double the national average in Hungary and I can't even dream of buying a new car, let alone an EV.
Norway is one of the richest european countries, not exactly eastern bloc.
As for the grid, micro grids (solar panels with energy storage) and inertia grids ( https://www.pv-magazine.com/2022/07...ervices-at-scale-in-world-first-in-australia/
) are probably the solution as opposed to massive centralized plants.
Which requires even more batteries. What did that guy say with the freaky hair? You can't solve a problem with the same thing that caused the problem in the first place. Close enough, I guess.
The thing with gravity batteries is that they are not viable everywhere. And no matter how much batteries you put on the grid it will still need to be upgraded. I don't want my electricity bill to go up by 500% so I can subsidize rich people's EV craze. Either manufacturers of EVs or owners of EVs should be made to pay for the infrastructure upgrades.
I'm not against EVs on principle, but I worry that forcing mass EV adoption without putting in place the support structure first is reckless. And again EV owners will be bailed out, while the responsible ones will foot the bill, who didn't jump on the bandwagon. This is not my first such rodeo.