It is not bad considering that we do not have really a lot of good electric cars here. You have to wait for Tesla Model S almost forever, it is very expensive (60% more in UK than in U.S.) and everything else is still a compromise.
It is the great illustration to my previous article below. You can see that these sales are almost nothing 0.85%! Now Volkswagen disaster will drive more people to look at electric cars and, hopefully, better and cheaper electric cars will come in time. As for the lithium demand - this rEVolution has only started, even the old guard from Lithium insiders does not really believe in it.
"All major corporate crimes can be committed only when the masses are silent being busy digesting fast food with video games and Facebook "friends". Or deeper: when corporate slavery affects your own perspective from the cubicle so much that you think that it is Not Evil any more.
Living from cheque to cheque is not helping to build up your independence. This is why there is a War on the middle class in the West. Independent people are dangerous to the System by definition. Here comes Debt and slavery to the banks by generations only to pay off the ticket just to get on the ladder of the "American Dream".
This is what happened at Volkswagen. This is what happening with Fracking and GMO. They all affect literally billions of people on our planet. It is a corporate mass murder sanctioned by the corrupt politicians. Now we know about Volkswagen and it is already growing into the DieselGate, when nobody of auto-makers really is in compliance with toxic emissions limits. The next is coming the AutoGate, when ALL cars are emitting deadly pollutions at much higher levels than we all have thought.
And I am not talking about the socialism in any sense here, it is just the problem that we do not have capitalism in the West as well. I am not against corporations, but the corrupted HFT version of the wild corporate capitalism now is pushing more and more young people to the nihilism and socialism is on the rise in the West again. Evil minds will get into power driving the desperation again. But I am out of politics and, thanks God, we have the solution now.
Let's stop talking and let's start walking. But walking to the Solution - not just ban all the cars, get in the communes again and read with a candle. No, we do not have to do it any more, despite of Fossil Fuel corporate propaganda. Finally technology has made it possible not only to preserve "our way of life", but make it better without sacrificing anything or, what is even more important, anyone. Read more."