Yes, we know that we have an issue with climate change. So, everyone buys electric cars. Good on them.
But, I take it “in the round”. I have a 54 Toyota Amazon 4.2 Diesel, which may seem to be the worst thing that I could do. But, I take things much more “in the round” and consider all aspects.
The effect of having my car built is history; it is a “sunk cost”. Apart from that, I am an a agoraphobic, live on an island and do maybe 2000 miles at best a year.
If I decided to replace my car, there is the cost of
- Recycling my old car
2. Producing a new car
3. Producing new batteries to power the new car
4. The power needed to charge the batteries
For a car that does only 2,000 miles a year and is repaired by parts readily available, I deem that it is far more “climate positive” to keep my old car