Not sure how you found the Model S boring unless you just puttered around in it. There's a pretty intense head rush giving a Tesla full throttle.I have driven a Tesla model S. Boring. Poor build quality. Electric motors do not have a power band nor do they have throttle, technically speaking. Electric motors happen to develop peak torque just before they begin turning and torque declines in a fairly linear fashion up to maximum rpm. I did not find the Tesla noticeably comfortable. I did find it exceptionally boring with mundane handling. I would prefer the most humble of ICE powered vehicle even one equipped with a CVT, which mimics electric power trains reasonably well allowing the ICE to operate very smoothly and impressively within its very real powerband.
My passing reference to CO2 emissions was not about climate change but about allowing idiots to run government. Well, idiots should not run anything, they need cibstsnt supervision. Politicians generally know very little about technical matters. The current crop seem marekedky deficient and seem absurdly proud of their ignorance.
Time will prove me right on this front, and not too much time now. The whole CO2 edifice is set to come crashing to the ground along with any and all associated regulation and technologies. Fossil fuel consumption continues to rise and proven reserves are also increasing. Cost of producing fossil fuels continues to fall.
I'm in the oil and gas industry. Costs to produce fossil fuels are rising over time. Hydraulic fracking is incredible technology, but it is not cheap and is a logistic feat. That's part of the reason why attempts to take it outside the U.S. have been mostly failures. Frontiers like northern Alaska and ultra-deep offshore projects are similarly far from cheap. The super cheap to produce fields like the Ghawar field in Saudi Arabia are in decline and will increasingly have to be propped up with secondary and tertiary recovery methods (which costs). None of this is to say we will run out of oil any time soon (or ever), but humanity has mostly picked the low hanging fruit. Plus, we have a surfeit of natural gas due to fracking, which is a great product for power plants to burn.
Let's come back to this thread in 10 years. If EVs are being sold in lower numbers than today, I owe you a set of brake pads for the vehicle of your choice :grin2: