Posted: 29/11/2016 at 11:35
With the electric cars, they are heavily dependent on Lithium batteries. The price of lithium is shooting up. The owner of Tesla is buying up shares in the companies controlling Lithium production. Crude oil price goes down, Batteries price goes up. The end consumer rarely wins. I don't for one second think that Lithium production is a nice clean process. All heavy metal pollution is bad for the environment. The next generation of solar panels that can recharge batteries and feed into the grid, will be of benefit to householders, always supposing that they have the funds to afford it in the first place.
Did anyone see Guy Martin in China.? They have recycling machines for bar coded bottles and cans that credit money on to a debit card, that can then be used for public transport. 4 million bicycles in Beijing have been replaced by cars and gridlock. I think the local Tesco used to have something similar, putting green Tesco points on to a card, but that seems to have fallen by the wayside. I thought it was a good idea.