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Re: Ban on new petrol and diesel cars in UK from 2030 under PM's green plan

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Not only that, has anyone had a serious discussion about the conflict zones from which many of the materials for these batteries are sourced? How about the forced and sometimes child labor? And then there's the waste.
Tesla have already announced their next generation of batteries will be cobalt free, others are also moving in that direction. Li-ion cells have a high recyclability, the lithium (and today cobalt) are valuable and can be recycled indefinitely. The motors are already free of rare earths.

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And let's not forget the mountains of petrol cars that need to go somewhere too if we all have to switch to electric.
1. Why? They're not (yet) banning cars already registered.
2. So what

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Generating sufficient electricity is an issue too as others have said
Are you aware of the extent we are moving to renewables? EVs are a perfect mix with solar or wind which in future will have overcapacity in good weather conditions

Ultimately this is the sort of move needed to drive the urgently required move away from fossil fuels. The UK are far from the first country to have announced such plans.
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