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At the core of the belief that EVs inevitably displace conventional cars is the claim that EVs are, inherently, just simpler machines. That means, we’re told, fewer jobs—hence the ostensible reason for the UAW’s anxiety. But the simplicity claim is a canard. EVs entail a complexity swap, not a simplification.
- Electric Vehicles for Everyone? The Impossible Dream, Manhattan Institute Policy Paper, July 2023.
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