LeftieBiker wrote:Rather than raise my blood pressure and wear out my fingers, I'll just point you in the right direction.
Ah yes. Even after I've pointed out quite clearly that studies can be produced to support anything, your response is to point to studies you found on Google. How very productive.
My main point is that people here are eager to recklessly punish those who aren't part of the EV faith. Sadly, you think I'm trying to rationalize and defend the automotive industry. I'm merely pointing out the very serious flaws in punishing the wrong target. Target the car makers, not the innocent consumers. I guess I used too much sarcasm in my posts and some have difficulty understanding that form of communication. If you would think it through rationally, you would appreciate that punishing innocent people isn't the solution.
If you still think punishing innocent people is appropriate, then please replace your EV with a FCV as you have contributed to child slavery and also need to be punished. (Sadly, owning a FCV is likely very severe punishment.) Until then, you are just doing the double-standard two step.
In case you have missed it despite being stated multiple times, I do oppose diesel cars and think they should be removed. Just don't do it in a knee-jerk, irrational manner driven by bad-study induced hysteria and cause a political disaster that will set environmentally friendly policies back. Villifying innocent people and punishing them is never a good idea. And when they are a really large group, it gets to be a really bad idea pretty fast. If we do it to diesel owners on the environment issue, they can very easily do it back to us on the social justice issue. (Edit: And sadly, they probably outnumber us at the voting booth.)