More than happy for the technology to progress saffy.If you take the pressure off the battery by completely reimagining how the motor works, electric cars become distinctly more sustainable. It’s actually quite exciting. I’d honestly let the engineers crack on with solving the problems they know they have. It’s not like they aren’t very aware of the current environmental impacts of mining. The more I learn about stuff, the more I realise I don’t know - but it’s ok because other people are on it.
However, I think some of the 'hollier than thou' EV drivers, not all but some I have spoken to, need to be educated as to the whole life polution their car produces, not just the bit from when they buy it to when they sell it.
I wouldn't hold my breath though.
Some of the green technology just getting off the drawing board was mooted when I was studying electrical and electronic engineering 35 years ago.
Did you know that the Bay of Fundy in Canada has the highest tidal range in the world. The only place greater than the Severn estuary. (Why do you retain useless information but not the stuff you can apply? Is electricity generation Flemings right or left hand law? Always get them mixed up )
The theory for harnessing the energy of those tidal ranges through turbine generation on incoming and outgoing tides, for using giant ball cocks to harness wave energy and a number of others have been around since the 70s. It was going to solve the worlds energy problems......