The Big EV Sabotage!

Devil’s Advocate
2 min readJun 16, 2024


Are Car Companies Hitting the Brakes on EVs?

Remember that scene in the movie where the villain tries to derail a speeding train? Imagine that train is a clean, sustainable future powered by electric vehicles (EVs), and the ones swerving the tracks are car companies!

That’s the gist of a recent study by InfluenceMap, and it’s got the world asking: are car companies secretly sabotaging the EV transition?

The study throws some serious shade at the auto industry, accusing them of lagging behind on EV production and actively lobbying against climate policies that would push them towards electrification.

Apparently, some car companies are more invested in squeezing the last drops out of the fossil fuel era than in embracing the clean future.

Japan seems to be the poster child for this alleged EV resistance.

The study paints Japan as particularly focused on hydrogen fuel cell technology, which, while potentially promising, isn’t quite ready for prime time. Is this a genuine belief in hydrogen, or a way to stall for time and keep those gasoline engines humming?

This foot-dragging by car companies is a major roadblock on the way to a cleaner future. Here’s why it matters:

Climate Change: Transportation is a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions. Widespread adoption of EVs is crucial in the fight against climate change.

Air Quality: EVs produce zero tailpipe emissions, leading to cleaner air and improved public health, especially in urban areas.

Energy Security: Shifting away from fossil fuels reduces dependence on volatile oil markets.

So, what can be done?

Consumer Pressure: Demand for EVs can send a powerful message to car companies. Vote with your wallet and choose electric when possible.

Government Policies: Stronger incentives for EV adoption and stricter regulations on emissions can push car companies to adapt.

Let’s not let car companies hold us hostage to the past. It’s time to hit the gas pedal on the EV revolution and leave fossil fuels in the dust!



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