No reason it has to be that way though? The point of writing this article was to add my tiny piece to the pile of growing evidence that this change is coming, far quicker than anyone anticipated. The scenario you outline here assumes that nobody takes political action, that citizens are powerless, and that car companies will stand idly by while government slaps enormous taxes on them.

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