Yeah I can't stand to see all these crazy tree huggers talking about how they aren't effecting the environment because they have an EV. Please! Don't quote me on this, but I think like 80-90% of the US' power still comes from fossil fuels and gas. Not to mention all the plastic inside the interior of that EV. Its not made out of fairy dust and unicorn pop!If all vehicles were EV the grid would be no where near able to handle it. And green energy won't help. It will be coal or NG.
The article says,I like how the article allowed that the 11,500 lb/ft of torque might be a little misleading. Really? Considering our strong diesel pickups are typically at less than 1000 and a strong big truck (class 8) is typically less than 2000? There's not a tire around that they could put on that Hummer that would handle a fraction of that torque.
And I'm not holding my breath until internal combustion engines go the way of the dodo. Of course, if we fill Washington with a bunch more libbys, they'll try to see how quickly they can get it done. Look what they did to our diesels a few years ago.
I'm an avid outdoorsman and I don't want to see our environment polluted any more than anyone else does but it continues to aggravate the H out of me that we kill ourselves in this country to do the right thing, screw everything up and make it cost much more, while Asia and other places continue to pump out so much pollution that the pollution we save in America is a mere drop in the worldwide bucket.
I'll stop, I'm starting to get on a rant.
..I feel confident that Diesels will be around for 20+ more years, they can be very efficient engines when they get the issues worked out of the emissions stuff.