Well, if you are ok with strip mining and in some instances child and/or slave labor I'm glad that is working out for you. There is a macro view of EV's that is necessary to keep em selling. This story represents just that.
Before we get to that; please address the fallacy the article begins with by claiming EV' owners are cutting their carbon footprint. That argument holds no water when traced to the source of the minerals/natural resources that are required for the manufacture. And that does not even address the social issues of slave labor/child labor often, but not always used to acquire same. Guessing Lebron James' kinda argument will come to attack this but same situation. The virtue that was sold to EV's is not quite coming to fruition. While yes, from dealer lot to end of life, just might be. But that begets the entire manufacturing process. Sooo not quite as altruistic as it may initially appear.
The article states utility rates are down for "everyone." Where in 2022 have electric rates gone down? Maybe they have in your community. I'm in NY and mine have gone up by more than 28%. Have your electric rates gone down? If so please give us the #'s. How many miles on your EV? When did you buy? WHat was the cost of home charge when you bought compared to now? Savings $$?
They can have their place and I see especially valuable for a work commute in urban area. But more and more they are not what was promised by many and that article is written with an agenda behind it. And if that article is correct, can you explain to me why CA is looking to ditch the mandated 30% IIRC grid payback? Related or no? I ask in sincerity as I am not up on CA electric issues. Maybe WI is a different animl and maybe you are legit with the lowered electric rates you've been provided. I'm interested to hear about it.