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Electric Vehicles: Updates And New Content.

This page will become the topic introduction page for pages on electric vehicles.

It has been a few weeks since I posted new pages, but I have been busy updating and improving pages posted previously, as can be seen from the updates page.

Recent updates to EV pages on electric vehicles in preparation for some new content, including:

* = Recently Updated as of March 2022.

External Reference data on EVs:

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  1. There is one HUGE problem with EV & ICE vehicles, RESOURCES!
    NO ONE can “produce” a raw material like OIL, it’s EXTRACTED from the earth.

    The resources needed to produce those TECHNOLOGIES are limited & to access those resources ( drill, mine, frack, chop etc) you need OIL & OIL is the keystone of this civilization.
    Not enough oil = no civilization & no 8 BILLION humans.

    I would love to drive an EV but their too expensive & if I did buy one I would be increasing the demand for MORE OIL, COAL, NATURAL GAS, STEEL, COPPER, LITHIUM, LEAD ETC !!

    We cannot, must not, increase the demand for more C022 producing technologies!
    Instead, we must vastly CUT our use of those fossil resources but that will also mean starvation of most humans & no matter what else we do, we are still set for a collapse & a dieoff.

    We are in a trap of our own making, EV’s cannot solve the problem of resource decline & shortages as they are also DEPENDENT UPON DECLINING RESOURCES!
    EV’S & ICE are a dead end as is all of the technology we use that depends upon fossil resources.

    It’s IRRELAVENT how “efficient” they are, how “clean” they are & they still aren’t “green” since they depend upon dirty fossil resources.
    We are headed for collapse, it won’t be gentle, it will be our worse nightmare.
    8 BILLION humans cannot survive without sufficient fossil resources & we can’t go back to how we did it before oil, there are too many of us & our resources are very depleted, most humans will die off.
    A few scientist think we could go extinct.

    I think humans are tough & very adaptable, I think some of us will survive the end of the fossil resource age but it won’t be a “Jetson’s” existance either, it will be more like a hard, pre industrial existance, hard dirty work, & a short life.

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