Ah, that's not a train. It's a troll with a flashlight and a club.
Yes indeed, they always seem to forget the power station pollution. AND, it is very, very, seldom mentioned the pollution involved in making the batteries. Pollution involved in making solar panels too.
My thoughts on lessening pollution, et al, are hybrid vehicles. Not your run of the mill hybrids either. Many years ago it was common for businesses, and some homes, to have small steam plants for power. The main issue with steam is changing speed, which is also one of the reasons gas engines replaced steam. But if a steam engine runs at a steady speed, it can be very efficient. So, I think a small steam engine, running a generator, to power an electric motor, would be the way to go. Fuel, depending on what type, can be very low in pollution. There would have to be a battery in the system, for lights, and all, but one battery versus maybe ten or twenty seems like a good tradeoff to me. The only real downside I see is the time it takes for the steam plant/engine running - could be one minute, could be ten or so, depending of a number of variables. But, then the steam could be put on low heat the rest of the day, except when driving, and it could be ready to go then in basically seconds. Wouldn't work for all vehicles, but I would say it could be worked out for passenger vehicles, and not hard to do either, IF it was looked at. But too many people in the line filling their pockets to want it to happen, and the liberal idiots never even think about it.
"It ain't what you're told, it's what you know." - Granny Weatherwax
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Some days, the supply of available curse words is insufficient to meet my demands.
.....Call me a craftsman, artisan, or artistic, and I will accept that. Call me an artist and you will likely get a quite rude comment in return. I am not a @#$%ing artist.