Look here is the real issue with this whole deal. It has become a very emotional deal for many parties. Be it if you are a tree hugger or a gear head.
This has led to a lot of lies on both sides and a lot of non truths being pushed on the web also on both sides.
This has proven to make it difficult to educate people properly about the aspects in play here. Too many agendas and things that people don't want to be know and they try to set their own agenda on this deal.
I was very anti EV. I still am not going to go out and buy an EV soon. I make my living with working on and dealing with Racing parts for ICE engines. But I have become pragmatic to the point to try to learn as much as I can on the EV programs and where this is all going. It is going to be a major part of my future as it will affect my work as we already are building EV cars to set speed records. We are learning what it will take to improve the EV cars in performance and handling.
This is something none of us should get emotional about it. It is coming and there is not one single person here on this web site that is going to change the path this is going. With multiple billions spent automakers are not going back. They see a path for them that is an advantage to many of them and they stopped fighting once they saw many of the issues will be over come with time and continued development.
It is kid of like having one of those neighbors. You can make em move so you best stop getting mad and learn how to to adapt.
Much of what is on the web is old info that no longer applies as things are developing that fast. Some of it is just down right lies and that get repeated so it has to be true to some. Many people only choose the info that fits their narrative. That is no better than some of the previous.
No election is going to change this. While yes will will lose some cool aspects like engine sound and the smell and feel we will still have very good vehicles to drive. At first there may be some things we may have to adapt to but many will vanish with development and some will just become the norm.
I have more at stake here than most of you and I get it change is not fun but it sure beats being jobless or walking.
Just keep in mind that this is a slow change and will not happen over night. It will take decades and even then there will still be some ICE vehicles unless some laws force them off the roads.
By the time many of you make the change if you are still here will end up with a vehicle that will charge in a time to fill a tank of fuel. You will have more range than you have on gas. The grid by then will be supporting as there is money to make so they will so what is needed. Chargers will be everywhere but most will charge at home. This is the light at the end of the tunnel the MFGs see and why they are confident with the change.
MFGs are also going to be able to keep prices down but make more money in the long run. They hope to be seen as tech companies as they are now to retain higher stock prices vs below $10 a share like Ford was seeing. Yes the auto industry was till in trouble and this is their way out.
Recycling of batteries will be a big profit deal due to the materials involved. The mining is already starting around the world so no one will have to be reliant on China or once source.
Even I will find a future with the new products. Yes I will have a lot to learn and keep up with but there is going to be a future even in my line of work.
Will there be issues yes. Will their be some unpopular things yes but most things will be worked out.
It is time to step back seek good info and keep informed. Stop being emotional on this topic and just deal with it.
All your efforts need to be focused on protecting the ICE collector vehicles and the fuels and oils we need to safely drive them. This is one area that is still not secure and there is a good chance you could lose your ability to enjoy your collector car. If you want to get emotional this is where you need to get mad real mad and do what it takes to protect your rights to enjoy your hobby and pursuit of happiness. The EPA is already trying to kill some racing with preventing car modification now.