Major Carmaker Blames Politicians For Brutal EV Revolution


Major Carmaker Blames Politicians For Brutal EV Revolution

Someone finally said it.


Fully electric vehicles are the future. Internal combustion will eventually be retired. Who decided this all should happen? Not the auto industry, at least according to Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares. Speaking to the media, Tavares expressed concerns that EVs could bring environmental and social risks all because of a political agenda. This isn’t the first time he’s expressed EV concerns.



“What is clear is that electrification is a technology chosen by politicians, not by industry,” he said. What about reducing carbon emissions? According to him, there are alternatives aside from EVs. “Given the current European energy mix, an electric car needs to drive 70,000 kilometers [43,495 miles] to compensate for the carbon footprint of manufacturing the battery and to start catching up with a light hybrid vehicle, which costs half as much as an EV [electric vehicle],” he added.



Assuming EU and US-based automakers like General Motors still intend to go through with their bans on combustion-engined vehicles by 2035, automakers, especially those in Europe, must start now transforming their supply chains and manufacturing facilities. This is easier said than done. “The brutality of this change creates social risks,” he pointed out. How so?



For the full story, check out this article from Car Buzz.


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