EV haters in EV threads are now called "ICE Trolls"

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I head that term for the first time today - calling someone who comes into EV forums and threads to spread misinformation about EVs (typically the "expensive battery replacement" and "EVs are coal-powered" crowd) an ICE troll.

Which, obviously I know what a troll is, but adding that Skyrim flair for a specific troll sub-type made me smile.

I think we popularize this term. I like it.
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I used to be an adventure like you, until I took an arrow to the knee.

I like the term ICE trolls. It’s fitting. I’m going to use that from now on.
 

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I've listened to the misinformation and felt the emotional hate against EV's also which is not based on facts but on "rumor mill" and fear and cannot understand what they fear. I have no plans to show up at anyone's house and take their ICE mobile away, that's their problem, not mine, kind of like they can keep my ex-wife, no thank you that's your misery.
 
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I've listened to the misinformation and felt the emotional hate against EV's also which is not based on facts but on "rumor mill" and fear and cannot understand what they fear. I have no plans to show up at anyone's house and take their ICE mobile away, that's their problem, not mine, kind of like they can keep my ex-wife, no thank you that's your misery.
Same. I do not get the innate hatred towards EVs. I don't get the coal rolling that happens to EVs, which being out here in Bro-dozer ag land I have actually seen a few times.

I think EVs got associated with "liberal" and that's the angle of attack for some of this stuff.
 

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I’m glad I’m not alone in feeling hate towards EVs. Some people just want to argue and fight about my excitement with EVs. I come to the conclusion they are just noise. I hope someday I can pull them out of the mud or help them with my Cybertruck.
 

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Some people just want to argue and fight about my excitement with EVs.
When I worked for a dot-com, management talked a lot about "change anger".

My intuition is that "change anger" is at the root of a lot of the EV pushback. My usual response is that nobody is making them buy an EV -- if they like the vehicle they have, they can keep it. I'll just drive my Hybrid/EV/whatever and be happy.
 

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When I worked for a dot-com, management talked a lot about "change anger".

My intuition is that "change anger" is at the root of a lot of the EV pushback. My usual response is that nobody is making them buy an EV -- if they like the vehicle they have, they can keep it. I'll just drive my Hybrid/EV/whatever and be happy.
From what I’ve seen of humanity, many people compare the decisions of others with their own to help identify if they are making the “right” decision.

But instead of accepting the situation when there is a difference between the decisions of self vs others, they tend to take 1 of 2 paths.

1: Accept that their personal decision is different and either modify or solidify their own decision.

2: Become more hardened in their own position and start to criticize the decision of anyone else who has a different outcome. The more fearful these people are about their own decision, the more denial and hardening it will take to hold their own position. Which will tend to cause them to be even more extreme in criticizing the decisions of others.
 

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From what I’ve seen of humanity, many people compare the decisions of others with their own to help identify if they are making the “right” decision.

But instead of accepting the situation when there is a difference between the decisions of self vs others, they tend to take 1 of 2 paths.

1: Accept that their personal decision is different and either modify or solidify their own decision.

2: Become more hardened in their own position and start to criticize the decision of anyone else who has a different outcome. The more fearful these people are about their own decision, the more denial and hardening it will take to hold their own position. Which will tend to cause them to be even more extreme in criticizing the decisions of others.
I believe that #2 is where "brand loyalty" comes in.
 

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I like to point out that people who hate on EVs hate America and want them dependent on foreign oil. I then sit back and let them try to dig out from that.
 
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