Who left the South Africa at the age of 17 to avoid serving in the SA military...
€100 per car per every gram of CO2 over the fleet average limit - we are talking potentially paying billions € per year for large manufacturers like FCA, VW, etc.
Not really - building new battery factories just take time and some producers have underestimated demand growth, so they didnt start building new battery factories soon enough.
FCA signed a contract with Tesla to buy all oftheir EU CO2 credits for (IIRC) 3 years.
Fortunately for Tesla owners, Supercharger network is really good (much better in most places than Ionity), so this wont effect Tesla owners all that much. Other OEMs will have to find reasonable solutions for their customers.
The study those claims are based off is outdated, claims about the need to replace the battery pack after 100K miles is a complete nonsense (unless Mazda has the worst EV tech in the world) - in practice these claims are a mix of outright lies and misleading/obsolete data.
Over here (Europe) not mentioning such info would be a fraud.
I am sure they would gladly keep making them, but only if those consumers were willing to pay €10-15K extra for fines that car maker would have to pay for each of those cars...