yes so true, if you look at throwing a perfectly good ICE car into landfill as it were, in order to have an EV, it's not necessarily lower emissions overall. Still, mostly it is going to be people replacing their ICE and selling that to somebody else. And then when it's just EV vs ICE that's an easy equationAirshifter wrote: ↑Sun Feb 16, 2020 1:39 pmAnd when I look at the entire picture, which includes the footprint required to manufacture the new vehicle and then fuel it, it would take many, many, many years before the new BEV actually became the "greener" vehicle as compared to continuing to operate the old commuter car it could replace. Granted the numbers change if we were to assume that the owner was comparing a new ICE to BEV/PHEV choices, or even used car choices. But often keeping older ICE cars balances out the higher emissions, since there aren't resources used and emissions created in the making of them.
And apparently everybody wants one:
https://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/car ... -DAYS.htmlVW's new ID.3 electric car sold out in TWO DAYS in Britain at launch - and now there's a waiting list of 20,000 customers
The VW ID.3 electric car was made available to order in the UK in May 2019
This was 4 months before images and details of the car were officially revealed
First allocation of 1,500 cars were sold in 48 hours, according to a UK dealer
Vehicle waiting list is now 20,000 strong - and fears over supply have grown given the recent bottleneck in battery availability for electric cars