LeftieBiker wrote: You don't seem to understand the magnitude of the problem you want to keep as an interim measure. These engines are killing people every year, in large numbers.
Interesting. I was not aware so many people had murder by car exhaust as a contributing factor on their death certificates. Europe really does have a problem then. Perhaps someone is placing too much faith in 'studies' that are conducted to provide a desired outcome.
Tell me please, how many child slaves does it take to register as an issue for you? Or does the fact that happens in one of Trump's "sh*&%hole" countries mean they don't matter? Do only European lives matter and warrant immediate bans on cars that contribute to the problem?
Put forward a real solution that is fair to the consumer. Bashing innocent consumers because they selected a different car than we did is not a good path forward.
As noted above, I'm agreeable to requiring the automakers being forced to replace with cleaner cars. And I agree the sooner the better. But sadly, apparently, people in Europe don't really care that much about holding the car makers accountable. The political will isn't there to oppose the political power and money of the car makers. Absent that, you haven't put forward a real solution other than to punish innocent consumers. And insisting on punishing diesel owners because they must be evil since they bought a diesel thinking it was better while it is ok to be an EV owner because we aren't evil since we bought it thinking it was better is really quite a double standard.
Also sadly, too many EV owners think they are saints and everyone else should be punished for not following the correct faith. This attitude will alienate the general public and may impede EV adoption. Punishing a large group of innocent consumers is likely to cause a bad political backlash. And I don't seriously believe the automakers are going to be the ones to pay the price for that - they have and always will have too much money and therefore political power for this to be a reality.