Hey team, and welcome back to one5c. One of my greatest hopes for this newsletter is that y’all feel inspired to talk about and share what you read here with the people in your lives. I get that it’s not always easy to do—because some folks are harder to engage on these issues than others, and because not every saving-the-planet proposition is perfectly cut-and-dry. Take the transition to electric vehicles: Passenger vehicles contribute 15.5% of all U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, so ridding ourselves of those dirty tailpipes is priority-one, no-brainer kinda stuff.
But there’s also gray area there—lots of questions, lots of pending infrastructure, lots of supply chain murkiness to wade through—and uncertainty is the denier’s playground. That’s why I asked one of our go-to auto contributors, Kristin Shaw, to confront EV skepticism head on and arm y’all with a roster of rebuttals for the most-common anti-electric talking points.
Star this one in your inbox, and don’t forget to check out our last debunker, which smacks down myths about extreme weather. —Corinne