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ConquestOfToast wrote

This might be an unpopular opinion but I don't think it's wise to buy an electric car. The manufacturing that goes into most electric cars is so damaging to the environment that whatever you end up saving by not using gas is far outweighed by production externalities and inefficient recycling of the batteries once they're out of use. You do less environmental damage by buying a used car and continuing to use gas right now. It's not that I don't think electric modes of transportation shouldn't be developed and laxing our dependence on oil is definitely something to work towards, it's just not there yet. But then again there isn't any ethical consumption under capitalism, and maybe in the long run it's worth it to just dissociate from oil as hard and as fast as we can.