A new study in Nature Sustainability confirms that EVs pollute less overall: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/mar/23/electric-cars-produce-less-co2-than-petrol-vehicles-study-confirms. No lung-destroying emissions at source, and less CO2 emissions, even when the grid isn’t very clean; an exception seems to be one country whose grid is 100% dirty, because there nothing will make a difference until the grid is cleaned up. This is not the first time we’ve advanced this position, nor the first time that EV haters have claimed the opposite.
The fire in every gasoline-powered device shall indeed heat the deep, as Tennyson predicted in The Kraken Wakes. But the monster we’re awakening is not some mythical Kraken created by God at the beginning of time, but the monster of climate change created by people since the industrial revolution. Anthropogenic climate change (ACC, "global warming") is heating the oceans more quickly than the land. But gasoline also heats up locally, very, very quickly.