Rowan Atkinson is better known as Mr Bean. He’s also got a degree in electronic engineering, and a masters in control systems. As a user, he has been in the electric car space for nearly 20 years. This week, he penned an OpEd that blasts the industry. It highlights the greenhouse gas emissions that are higher during production, the rare earth metals, and that they aren’t really perfect. I like his reference to “soulless”, but he continues on with how he feels duped by the industry that makes so many green claims. He continues on with some of the potential solutions, in that piece that reads as a dry, yet informed piece, instead of the usual comedy you would expect from him. It’s a great read, and it’s available at Computer Talk Radio.
Sadly, keeping your old petrol car may be better than buying an EV, says actor Rowan Atkinson