thread if/when EVs really get going
the closure rate for petrol stations will ramp up, reducing economies of scale in distribution.

But then city dwellers, especially the poor, are far less likely to have access to any sort of car. Glasgow is the biggest on this- slightly over 50% of households have no car (it's under 50%, just, in the leafy south and north west of the city).

Norway's been going hard in electric cars by providing massive subsidies, but they can afford to. Although they will probably have to kick them out of the buslanes soon. And the subsidies only help people buying a new car, by bringing the cost of an EV down to that of an equivalent fossil fuel car.

permalink I still see the major problem
Even bigger than the charging infrastructure being whether we can realistically build enough of the buggers to replace all the vehicles with ICEs in them. My guess is no. Particularly on the battery front.

I'd rather we got on with tackling this in other ways too. Like massive CCS. Because we're still going to be burning lots of fossils fuels for the next 50 years, whether people like it or not.
permalink agreed on the geoengineering challenge
there is no route to averting climate disaster that doesn't include biofuels and CCS on a massive scale - it's not just the emissions we could do something about, it's the ones already in the atmosphere and the future ones we cannot ameliorate