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trevize1138 t1_je58eal wrote

I know people like to say "EVs won't do much to curb climate change" but the rise of renewables owes a lot to the rise of EVs. Tech advances in batteries and a major ramp up in battery production and supply is a major ripple effect. It's like how oil's dominance as an energy source helped create products like polymers and all variety of synthetic products.

I dare say we would not have such a dramatic rise in renewable energy without the corresponding rise in EVs. That put it over the top from "I guess this is what we have to do but we won't like it" to "holy crap! I gotta get in on the ground floor of this renewable gold rush."