No it isn't; it's argument by assertion and hence logically fallacious...Indeed. The point being that we cannot continue with our profligate ways and have to find a better way to manage our planet sustainably. Using fossil fuels is not and never will be sustainable within the likely lifespan of the human race. That's an absolute fact.
...to start with, you don't know how long is the lifespan of the human race, and no-one knows how much fossil fuel exists in reserves not yet identified. That said, there is most certainly sufficient fossil fuel for us to invest in an alternative capable of reliably meeting mankind's needs (e.g. nuclear) and to allow development of a portable, recyclable energy source with energy density and replenishment times to rival petroleum (e.g. metal/air).
This depends on what you consider 'our environment'. IMO, our environment is a lot better with fossil fuels than it was before them. Notwithstanding that, it takes a greater quantity of fossil fuel to manufacture and power a BEV than it does to manufacture and power an equivalent modern ICEV and hence, even if your premise is correct, we'd be a lot better off without the current swath of EVs.Burning Fossil fuels is having a negative impact on our environment, that's an absolute fact.
Really? Have you actually considered the negative impact on our health if we did not burn fossil fuels? (I suspect not). Fossil fuels are what currently makes survival possible for most of the soon to be eight billion people on this planet as, without the energy it provides, urban dwelling would be difficult to impossible -- and that is an absolute fact!Burning fossil fuels is having a negative impact on our health, that's an absolute fact.
At last, something on which we can agree. However, much of that over consumption is due to 'planned obsolescence' -- the thing that drives us to replace what should be perfectly good items with new; either because the manufacturer has built in something to make the item predictably fail or because (like with EVs) we are forced by authorities to replace them. In the current theatre, BEVs are part of this problem IMO, not part of the solution.Over consumption is having a disastrous impact on our planet, that's an absolute fact.
As above, BEVs are part of the problem and are certainly not better than the alternatives. In whole of life terms, Euro-6 ICEVs pollute less and require the burning of less fossil fuel than equivalent BEVs.EVs may be part of the solution, certainly better than the alternatives currently available, but will need more development before they can make a big difference. Fortunately that's happening, 12 years ago a Nissan Leaf had less than 100 miles range and those early vehicles are now due a replacement battery. Now they have over 250 miles range and a battery life that will, in Nissan's words, outlive the vehicle. So what in another 10 years?
There are technologies that might actually be a better alternative and in the end (i.e. several decades to centuries down the road) almost all transportation will probably be electrically powered. However, I suspect that lithium-based batteries are unlikely to be what will provide the power.
In another ten years, most of the lithium powered EVs of today will be on the scrap heap. Contrast this with the diesel car I'm driving today, which is 18 years old, and my diesel powered motorhome, which is 20 years old. Both are examples of lower consumption than current EVs. About half the cars parked in my street right now are over ten years old (yep, I noted the ages their registrations denote), and a sizeable number of those under ten would be expected to last significantly over that. It seems ironic that both VW and Nissan admit their electric vehicles have such a short life span and yet see this as a good thing because it permits their batteries to outlast them!
... Hmmm "climate change deniers"; "fossil fuel lovers" -- such emotive, alarmist slogans -- indicative of quasi-religious ideology rather than reasoned argument IMO. (just saying...)Climate change deniers and fossil fuel lovers will eventually go the way of the dinosaur .