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Nice article that primarily addresses carbon footprint issues
Other concerns not often addressed are the cumulative energy losses each time we change from one form of energy to another, like burning coal or other fuels to make heat to spin a turbine to turn a generator to make electricity to then have transmission losses on it’s way to your car’s charging station.
Mining and manufacturing of electric vehicle components is kind of hard on the environment and has strategic implications as well. Critical rare earths minerals have limited global distribution. Reliable resource deposits are not always controlled by our current trading partners and that will have long range foreign policy implications. We may need to buy new friends.
 
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