But that would defeat their true agenda, which is the death of ICE.
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I think you also have to account for waste, how much power is lost in transmission lines vs how much is used transporting petrol, it gets complicated fast.
But sticking to your original question, that should be fairly easy to answer for someone schooled in such matters.
I know Voltec is dead in North America, but that's the tech they should be using for pick-ups, not electric, at least for now. If the transmission was robust enough, they already had the tech in the CT6 PHEV. It makes 335 horsepower and 432 lb-ft of torque combined. Much of that torque is from 0 rpm. Imagine how great that would be for towing. Add about 20 kwh of batteries, and you've got 50-60 miles of range. GM needs to make this about performance and fuel economy, not about "saving the environment". I have a Volt. My parents have a CT6 PHEV. We didn't buy them to save the environment, but we bought them because, on the used market, they were bargains for the performance, technology, and fuel cost savings while having great warranties. If you can give a truck buyer better towing performance and gas savings (both through mpg and being able to do a typical commute on electric only), and do it for a similar price, or at least a price that allows the fuel savings to pay back, you'd have a winner.
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As for batteries. Salvage batteries today are a hot commodity. Salvage EV's go for a premium to get at the batteries to be reused typically for grid tied storage. EV batteries are also over 98% recyclable.
Overall EV's require fewer parts and are much less energy intensive to produce once you take the life cycle into consideration.
Of note it also takes quite a bit of electricity to refine oil into gasoline. It's much more efficient to just skip the middle man.
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