If your nation’s prosperity has been largely based on revenues from oil exports since the 1960’s, how would you feel about America’s drive to convince the world to abandon the use of fossil fuels? Might this be perceived as a threat to your nation’s future. How many of these countries can simply derive new sources of revenue to sustain their economies?
But safety concerns with electric vehicles are not limited to France. One of the earliest such incidents occurred ten years ago in China when an EV taxi caught fire and three people died. In India last month, the government urged the manufacturers of electric motorcycles to implement voluntary recalls of their vehicles after similar fires and explosions
The price of lithium is up almost 500% in the past twelve months. That’s before any increased demand is created by their electric vehicle future. Millions of new batteries would be needed, many of them larger than anything yet engineered. All depended on foreign interests who do not have the same interests as we do.