Gee, that's not political at all..........
Not really. More along the lines of, has anybody thought about how to solve those issues. Or, will it be solved. Maybe it is political as it will turn out to be one set of rules for the general population but not for the military? And if the military stays fossil fuel, how will that set of skills learned by the mechanics translate to the civilian world of electric vehicles.
I think where my thinking comes from is my career. When I started almost 40 years ago, it was carburetors and distributors. These days, it's computers and EFI. Even the diesels are computer controlled. The hydraulics used to be "pull a lever, get an action." Now, they have remote controls with joysticks and the operator stands off to the side to operate. It's all complicated electric over hydraulic. I've had to learn to adapt. Now, it's battery powered hydraulics and the engine only runs to charge the batteries. And to drive the truck from location to location. They've cut down a ton of idle time. But, this stuff would never, in it's current state, work in the military. It's too unreliable. Too unpredictable. I mean, we're talking about machines pushed to their limits, which I see a lot of. When they break, the down time is ridiculous. And we know the military pushes machines to their limits.
Almost like clock work, at my current work location, I see people arguing over the use of a vehicle charger because there just aren't enough of them yet. Nice thing is, when I'm called upon, I get to say things like "company vehicles take priority."
Electric vehicles have been around for a little while. But they are definitely in their infancy.
I wonder if aircraft will ever stop using fossil fuels??