Don wrote:It's hard to have an intelligent argument with you because your logic is so flawed
Yes, you need 'energy and resources' to build most anything, and if you build it with new technology much of your cost involves engineering and tooling expenses, because you're still developing the technology and learning how to effectively build it
Consider that a flat panel television which sold for $2,000 only a few years ago now sells for $200 and it's a much better TV to boot. Once the engineering, development and production costs are amortized over the first 10 or 15 million objects, the true cost of what 'energy and resources' it actually takes to build the item becomes more obvious. Prior to that, much of what you pay is the company charging you extra to recoup their development costs
As you can plainly see, it's obviously impossible to make any comparison between EV's and ICE's using price because ICE technology has been pretty well perfected over the past 50 or 100 years (and about 500 billion ICE powered cars) . . . . we know how to make those kinds of cars about as cheaply as the newest flat panel televisions, while EV's are still carrying much of their engineering and development cost 'baggage' and they will continue to be 'artificially expensive' until they have sold a few million units of each design
It's hard to have an intelligent argument with you because your logic is so flawed
EV has the same long history as ICE car. There is more electric engines in the world than ICE-s. There is more batterys in the world than gasoline tanks. What is innovative in EV? Nothing! ~100 years ago an EV had longer range than iMiev!
Flat panel television has much shorter history. My CRT TV is more than 15 years old and it still works great. Many are using already 7th generation of flat TV. Of course, they claim, that they are very environmentally friendly, because LED technology conserves some power. But actually their mega diameter super economic displays eat more power than my little 21'' CRT (40W). And they have been wasting huge amount of plastic, glass and metals for their thirst for innovation.