It's going to be decades before that happens.I am worried about the populous reaction when gas stations start to close, at least around major cities, causing a noticeable drop in demand, causing refineries to close, and all that. Watch out for charging cables being cut in response.
It's happening today in Norway. The margin on gasoline is so thin, a small persistent decline on volume might be enough to cause gas stations closures or transitioning to electricity and therefore causing an increase in gas prices due to lesser competition, creating a destructive cycle.It's going to be decades before that happens.
Let me gain assurances of your message, please; Republicans are doing this? Seems like a disinformation plot to say that. We are all lifetimes away from not needing fossil fuel.
We will likely need to keep extracting oil for the foreseeable future because it is needed in so many products such as plastics. But there are more and more alternatives to oil that are friendlier to the environment and some governments might legislate in their favor. I agree with you that fossil fuels will be around for a long time but at what price?We are all lifetimes away from not needing fossil fuel.
But the demand is leading the change. It's not "they're taking away our fuel and forcing us to buy EV's" at all - the people already have the EV's, the gas stations have just become more idle.It's happening today in Norway. The margin on gasoline is so thin, a small persistent decline on volume might be enough to cause gas stations closures or transitioning to electricity and therefore causing an increase in gas prices due to lesser competition, creating a destructive cycle.
Fortune is a weird thing : it's a bunch of freelancers posting under a brand name these days. That said this article does report on candidates of a certain persuasion that seem to share a certain dislike for EV. In Ohio we have this guy Vance that fights against a battery factory from Honda who's already making cars in our state. How crazy is this!Also, in a separate post I want to point out that Fortune article illustrates one of the huge problems I have with the modern press and its political leanings - in either direction. They like to create links between things that don't exist for the sole reason of scaring people into one alignment or another. Like the implication that if you want EV's to exist, you'd better youtube-like "Like and Subscribe" this particular political party, or EV's will be gone (mind you, some politicians make that implication easy by behaving like clowns publicly, but I digress...).
I think that's in large part of what helps shrink their subscribed base of readers, the need to tie things together that shouldn't be, and alienating not only readers of the opposite alignment, but also readers like me who don't care about alignment, and are just sick of the two sides sniping at each other over something that's really none of their concern and they shouldn't have any power over.
Wow, you read about Norway taking the lead in EV adoption, but that chart of fuel consumption over the last decade is mind boggling. Gives hope that it IS possible. I'd be curious to see how the health of the citizens has improved over that last decade as less fuel is burned in that country.
Funny that most people don't realize how power hungry gas pumps are, they use a trio of 3-phase AC motor driven pumps. That makes their power supplies perfect for feeding into chargers.I look forward to the day when 2-4 gas pumps on an island become charging stations so EV's that are towing things can drive up and charge. Tesla's SuperCharger designs are a problem for people towing.