The more we learn about electric vehicles, the more they fail to impress us. That’s even after accounting for the fact that nearly 100% of the energy to charge them comes from burning fossil fuels. How are they green again if their power is derived from the same source as gas-powered cars?
It’s all a gigantic scam so far.
Even if the charging stations were wind and solar powered (ha!), that doesn’t begin to address the continuing problems plagued by EV cars and trucks. Last January, Virginia was nailed by a wicked winter storm. The resulting blizzard left a highway of disabled cars, whose passengers relied on the heat from running the engines. A not-so-insignificant issue arose for EV owners. What happens after their batteries die?
To test out the viability of electric vehicles, there was then the story from a Wall Street Journal Reporter who rented an EV for a cross-country trip to see how the experience would stack up compared to a similar trip powered by a combustion engine. The result was that, in the reporter’s words, they waited longer to charge cars than they did even to sleep. Between the need for frequent stops, long charge times, and out-of-the-way trips just to find a station, the entire road trip was a failure.
There was then the “loss” that Ford’s newest EV truck embarrassingly suffered during a bout against one of GM’s standard gas-powered trucks. After just 100 miles into the competition, the Ford truck had to bow out due to abject failure.
So if they can’t charge on renewables, they can’t be relied upon in harsh weather, they can’t make a road trip more comfortable, they can’t perform work tasks, and as Hollywood conservative James Woods notes, they open us up to more criminal activity the longer we charge in Biden’s America, then what good are they?
Despite voting for Democrats, there is still hope that most of America retains a nugget of commonsense. In a devastating new poll, just 14% of respondents indicated they would want to purchase an expensive, unreliable, and fraudulent electric vehicle. As reported by ZeroHedge:
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“A new nationwide survey from Consumer Reports shows that range anxiety and cost are the primary factors holding back consumers from purchasing an electric vehicle. Only 14 pct of respondents said they would definitely buy an EV, not enough to support a vibrant used EV market.
Takeaway: This survey is instructive in that it captures the receptivity to EVs among BOTH new and used car buyers. For the EV market to prove robust and sustainable, it will need to achieve broader adoption to support the EV ecosystem that helps drive resale values and affordable lease rates.
At present, more than a quarter of Americans are not open to getting an EV, with range anxiety and costs the primary factors holding back consumers. Many Americans are also still unfamiliar with EVs in terms of how they work and the tax incentives available. Spurring more EV adoption will come down to improving the technology (i.e. extending vehicle range), expanding the number of public charging stations, and offering/publicizing financial incentives which help bring down purchase prices.”
Hailey Sanibel fiercely loves freedom. She equally detests evil and stupidity, both of which are out of control in the modern world. She is a regular contributor at The Blue State Conservative.