In the summer of 2012, exactly 10 years ago, my wife, Jody, and I bought a Renault Fluence ZE, the 100% battery-powered car sold in Israel by high-flying battery swap start-up Better Place. We were, at the time, staunch electric car champions.
BLOOD BATTERIES; THE REAL COST OF ELECTRIC VEHICLES – The Michael Savage Show – Tuesday December 6, 2021
A decade later, though, my electric enthusiasm has started to lose its charge.
We were sold on Better Place because we believed electric vehicles (EVs) represented a small but significant step toward reducing the ravages of climate change. EVs would help wean the world off fossil fuels, reduce pollution-related illness and death, while providing a smoother, faster and more sophisticated ride.