What has a lower total cost of ownership… ICEVs or EVs?

EV owners and enthusiasts will constantly repeat a myth by explaining that “EVs are cheaper to operate and maintain than a gasoline-powered car.” Are they right, or are they perpetuating a myth by ignoring a major cost item (or several)? Let’s compare what it would take to run an EV and an ICEV to 500,000 …
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What are the material requirements to replace all ICEVs with EVs?

Let’s do the math. 286 million vehicles are currently registered in the United States. If all were Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus vehicles, then that’s 286 million battery packs, all 50 kWh in size. For cobalt: According to the Union of Concerned Scientists, EVs require 24kg of cobalt per 100 kWh of lithium battery …
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What are the power requirements to replace all ICEVs with EVs?

It will take HUNDREDS OF YEARS to convert the United States to electric cars! The efficiency of a Tesla Model 3 Standard Range is 24 kilowatts per 100 miles. Americans drove over 3.2 TRILLION miles in 2017, 2018, and 2019. If every mile was driven solely by one of those Tesla Model 3s, that’s 768 …
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