from Dipl.-Ing. Horst Lüning
1. oil and gas are finite resources and cannot be recycled 96% of the contents of a Li-ion traction battery can be recycled.
2. electricity can be produced and distributed in many different ways. Oil and gas must be transported over very long distances. Our electricity infrastructure is complete. Wherever there is an electric stove, an electric car can charge.
3. there is already enough electricity for 40 million electric cars in Germany. The average daily driving distance is 43 km. The 7kWh of electricity required for this can be supplied via an earthed socket in 2.5h transferred.
4. our power plants are sufficient. In the 'Night gap' from 22:00 to 6:00 o'clock our current drops to 25%. This gap is enough to charge 40 million cars.
5. there is not yet enough green electricity. But the efficiency of electric cars from the power station to the road is reduced by a factor 2.5 better than burns. Simply converting the oil into electricity would result in decrease in imports of 60%.
6. there is enough lithium in the world. Lithium is obtained from salt lakes. This inedible salt water is high concentration of lithium is used and no fresh water is wasted. The Farmers irrigate their fields with surface water from the nearby mountains. The salty ground water is harmful to the fields. 5 kg of lithium are needed for a average car is needed. For 1kg of lithium you need 1,000 liters Salt water. For 1 kg of meat you already need 1,600 litres of fresh water.
7. cobalt is refined to 96% as a by-product of the copper and Nickel promotion won. An average e-car today needs about 5 Kilos. The Tesla Model 3 has quartered this value and in the near future no longer requires cobalt. US manufacturers are allowed by law (Dodd-Frank Sec. 1502) only cobalt from certified sources without child labour.
8. the range of electric cars is sufficient for 95% of all Trips out. Every morning you start your ride with a full battery and 300 to 500 km range. The rare recharging of 200-300 km range via fast charger takes less than half an hour in one driving break. Overnight leave on a 16A connection (slightly stronger than Schuko) 100%.
9. the battery makes an e-car heavier than a Burners. The weight does not harm the consumption, because 70-80% is the Kinetic energy recuperated during braking and charged back into the battery will be. A 1.8t electric car behaves energetically like a 600kg small car.
10. batteries last at least 2,000 hours in electric cars today Cycles. At ranges of 300 to 500 km, this corresponds to travel distances of 600,000 to 1 million kilometers. E-cars are easy to manufacture and have only 20 moving parts in the drive. 2,000 moving and partly very hot parts in the Burners require frequent maintenance and expensive repairs.