The EU's planned ban on gasoline, diesel, and hybrid cars beginning in 2035

has received a lot of coverage and criticism.

these problems must be resolved for widespread use.

Other arguments are intended to mislead and are frequently supported by significant businesses from which they stand to gain.

 These include claims that electric cars are more environmentally harmful than fossil fuel vehicles

(which they are not) or that the production of batteries is more hazardous than that of fossil fuels (which it is not).

That is not to say that there aren't societal and environmental costs.