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Is this possible?


Let's just look at this from just the standpoint of food supply.
I'd guess that 99.9%+ of the food we eat is farmed with diesel tractors and harvesters and delivered to your store by diesel semis.
If you Google "how long does a farm tractor last" up pops 20-30 years.
So if we converted every farm equipment maker (i.e. John Deere and others) to EVs tomorrow it work take about ~25 years to replace all the tractors with electric version -- which brings us to 2045 if we don't trash perfectly good equipment

But that assumes no new tractors are sold that aren't electric starting next year.

What electric tractor can you buy today?

Surprisingly they are for sale. You have to see the many options:
Google it yourself or see here:

(Actually there are some others big enough to mow your lawn too)

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