The car, this luxury whore who thinks she’s become a virgin again.

A place in the Nordic countries © FD

The car that pollutes the least is paradoxically the one we use the most. A taxi, a rental car or a sharing car that drives every day with people in it will always emit less per. driven km and transported kg in its life cycle than an electric car that passes, like any other private vehicle, 94% of its time in the garage and will be changed after eight years. And even less considering that the logic of the mobile phone now applies to the car, which by all electronics is doomed to have to be “updated” regularly.

A place in Biarritz © FD

The car that pollutes the least is also the one you should not use. Because the less dispersed land development and the decent housing price would make it possible to live near city centers or public transport stops. Only occasionally need a car. Rent or share one for vacation and relocation. It is less easy in the countryside, but the living gods of Gafam undoubtedly have ideas to connect people’s cars, gather the financial effort for transportation, optimize the enormous time when the car is not driving. Logistics knows how to do it.

There, with this vote, after supporting the thermobile industry with public funds, the state and Europe with public funds will support the Chinese battery industry and the mines of rare metals dug in shitty countries.

Tomorrow, therefore, there will always be just as many cars, for the social, economic, and affective conditions which explain our need for cars will not have been forced to change; tomorrow we will continue to pile into traffic jams, but they will be quiet.

Tomorrow, our cities will be less polluted, but they will still be polluted by microparticles spit out of tires and brake pads, while the regions of the world where these cars and their batteries will be manufactured, which will not be in France since the car the death sentence of the industry was signed long ago, they will be much more.

Tomorrow, the car will remain the best-selling luxury product in the world (the total cost of ownership for a new Clio or 308 is 7000 to 8000 euros a year!), Which people will always be attached to by marketing and credit, because they can do nothing else . People will continue to live far away because they still do not want the means to live nearby, they will ruin themselves in terms of electricity, because the energy transition has barely begun in Europe, the explosion in demand generated by the electric car market, can only cause prices to explode, especially for coal-fired electricity, because we do not want enough wind turbines and nuclear power in good condition, and when everyone wants to fill up with electrons at the same time, there will always be only the thermal power plants that will be able to supply quickly and without weakening.

Tomorrow we will continue to build roads and parking lots and access ramps, we will continue to deconstruct the railway network to justify the construction of roads, parking lots and access ramps, nature will continue to be fragmented, lands must be artificial, landscapes alike.

Tomorrow we continue to stick our finger in the nose at red light and want to kill the idiot who never starts fast enough.

The car is a luxury whore, the state is its pimp, its customers are millions who believe that by not haggling anymore it will have become as virgin as a fetus.

In the meantime, one piece of advice: do not change your car. Before emitting less carbon than yours, to account for the unlikely balance from its birth, your new 30,000 bullet electric car must have run between 50,000 and 100,000 km before it actually has zero emissions (from carbon). How many km do you drive per year?

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