The Heartland Institute’s Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, and Chris Talgo present episode 439 of the In The Tank Podcast. The electric vehicle industry can not catch a break. There have been a number of stories coming out highlighting the “sluggish” sales of electric vehicles over the past few months. But now, a recent study is challenging the very idea that electric cars are better for the environment. Additionally, a massive Tesla plant in Germany was apparently the target of ecoterrorism.

OPENING CHIT CHAT = SUPER TUESDAY ELECTIONS/HALEY IS OUT

NYT – 5 Takeaways From Super Tuesday: Trump Wins and Haley Exits

https://www.nytimes.com/2024/03/06/us/politics/super-tuesday-trump-biden-takeaways.html

ABC News – Nikki Haley suspends 2024 campaign, doesn’t endorse Donald Trump

https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/story?id=107842396

Primary Topic = Electric Vehicles Are Worse For The Environment

WSJ – Electric Cars Emit More Particulate Pollution

https://www.wsj.com/articles/electric-cars-emit-more-soot-california-ban-gas-powered-vehicles-521b29e3

Daily Mail – Electric cars release more toxic emissions than petrol-powered vehicles and are worse for the environment

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-13156803/Electric-cars-release-toxic-emissions-petrol-powered-vehicles-worse-environment.html

Emissions Analytics – Gaining traction, losing tread Pollution from tire wear now 1,850 times worse than exhaust emissions

https://www.emissionsanalytics.com/news/gaining-traction-losing-tread

Fox News – Stop Chinese EVs before they destroy our auto industry

https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/stop-chinese-evs-before-they-destroy-our-auto-industry

CNN – How EVs became such a massive disappointment

https://www.cnn.com/2024/02/25/cars/what-happened-with-electric-vehicle-sales-in-2023/index.html

Fortune – Elon Musk’s German Tesla plant suffers close to $1 billion in damages after attack by the ‘dumbest ecoterrorists on earth’

https://fortune.com/2024/03/06/elon-musk-tesla-germany-gigafactory-fire-volcano-group-damages/

Davos Watch = ESG Fails in Europe

Forbes – Vote On EU Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Law Falls Short, March 15 Deadline Looms

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jonmcgowan/2024/02/28/vote-on-eu-corporate-sustainability-due-diligence-law-falls-short-march-15-deadline-looms/?sh=2cef033b7de9

Euro News – Euroviews. CSDDD: A tale of corporations hijacking the EU’s democratic process

https://www.euronews.com/my-europe/2024/03/05/csddd-a-tale-of-corporations-hijacking-the-eus-democratic-process

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