I would agree. Bad mouthing someone who has done much to further ev use is bad karma.LeftieBiker wrote:Haranguing an EV driver for driving too many miles in their zero (tailpipe) emission car seems a bit extreme, given the general state of environmental consciousness in the US.
He does not drive a lot just to drive. He has so many miles because he has a long commute.aluminumwelder wrote:how is suggesting reducing usage " bad mouthing" making big car batteries and then disposing of them because they were used to death is not environmentally friendly either.
cars are not some great invention. millions of people have died in them, and countless years of wasted time are spent in them. technological advancements have not brought people together they have allowed urban sprawl and 8 lane freeways contributing to climate change.
the notion that it is social acceptable to drive a lot Is not a good one. doenst' matter if the vechicle is gas or electric. I will always sjuggest reducing your millage is the best solution, the future is mass or shared transport. why have a $20,000 car which is used only a small percentage of the day and sit unused the rest of the time? very inefficient.
WOW WHAT A CRAZY LIBERAL IDEA THAT WOULD BE. WHO WOULD NOT WANT TO BE CLOSER TO THEIR JOB AND COMMUNITE LESS. COMMON SENSE! SEEMS LIKE A RHETORICAL QUESTIONS, BUT THERE ARE MANY PEOPLE OUT THERE THAT prefer to waste time commuting. Normalizing this wastefull mindset is the first step towards saying NO to excess and saying Yes to reducing.So in your line of thinking "to save the environment" he should move so he would be closer to his job?
Lets be real. Moving is an option that is available.... to nearly NO ONE!
You cannot be a serious environmentalist and support excessive commuting. Remember the 3 R's, REDUCE, reuse, recycle. the first one is Reduce, NOT SUPERSIZE MY COMMUTE.Haranguing an EV driver for driving too many miles in their zero (tailpipe) emission car seems a bit extreme, given the general state of environmental consciousness in the US.