But as a recent article in the New York Times points out, bigger EVs have more embedded carbon emissions than smaller ones, mainly because of the battery manufacturing process. In fact, today’s largest EVs — the Hummer EV, Ford F-150 Lightning, and the other electric pickups coming from traditional American manufacturers — may have more total emissions than the most efficient gasoline-powered vehicles.

Source: Size Matters – Enormous EVs Reduce The Benefit Of Driving An Electric Car – CleanTechnica

As the story points out, the Hummer EV basically has 3 EV car batteries, the thing is so monstrous. Good thing the success metric is virtue signaling?

Total lifetime energy consumption including manufacturing and disposal must be counted, plus gigantic SUV Evs may end up, depending on where you live, being recharged by burning more coal. None of this makes much sense.

One exception is that towing requires large EVs with large battery capacity. Towing can reduce gas mileage by 25-50% depending on what’s being towed and the road conditions. Many destinations for towed camping trailers have no charging infrastructure. If we were to tow a trailer to the Cascade Lakes area we’d burn massive electrons climbing up to 6,000 feet – and end up at USFS campgrounds that have no electricity. There have been no announced plans for how this will be solved.

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