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And as far as waste disposal...the oil industry, like oil field equipment and refinery waste is mega times the waste associated with EV's and most of it is very toxic.
So although your points are valid, if you turn your view around in the other direction you might see a different .
I spent 30+ years in the oilfield & this statement is absolutely FALSE!
There are so many government regulations in place for any/all oilfield companies that the company I worked for any spill of just a few ounces must be reported.
All rainwater runoff on the concrete drives in any loading/unloading site had to caught, treated & tested before it could be released. And if it rained after the test samples were sent it in & before it could be releasd the process started all over again. This testing was done by an independent company & was not cheap nor fast.
I've not seen nor read that are any of those type government regulations for any of the EV materials, which in the case of the batteries is just as toxic & hazardous, maybe more so, as anything in the oilfield.
I did read that auto salvage yards were being required, or strongly recommended, to build special concrete containment areas to store wrecked EVs due to the ever present fire dangers from the batteries, which can spontaneously burst into flames wrecked or not.
I honestly feel that in about a year, red or blue, the EV thing will either get pushed harder or die a quick death.