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San Diego's Green New Deal Showcase
Unwittingly Reveals an Expensive Future

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Posted By: DVC, 11/20/2019 12:31:22 AM

A couple of weeks ago, functionaries from the San Diego’s Metropolitan Transport System (MTS) proudly rolled out one of six new electric buses that they had bought. These million dollar babies compete with their Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) siblings whose capital cost is nearly half that of the “Green New Deal” machines. The SDMTS spokesman said that they wanted to work the bugs out as they approach the state-mandated regulation that such public transportation be “all green” by 2030. The virtue-signaling peeps in the green-painted electric bus were touting the less noise and benefits to the environment of their vehicles, compared to those pesky CNG-powered coaches.

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More specifics on why EVs are a really stupid idea.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: DVC 11/20/2019 12:36:28 AM (No. 239864)
From the article, this gem: "My colleague’s son has a Tesla and commutes 80 kilometers to work in Denmark. He has had his EV for five years. He needs to change the battery pack next year. A new battery pack will cost from one-third to half of the new car cost. " Nice. And he only commutes 50 miles to work, and yet his batteries are shot in six years, will cost 1/3 to 1/2 of a new vehicle. Since the vehicle is probably worth only 1/2 of what it was in five years, without the shot battery pack, it probably means scrapping it, at least economically. Like having that five year old car the blows an engine and transmission, will cost $11K to fix....the car will be worth $11K AFTER you fix it. How many would do it? Not me. Walk away.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Trigger2 11/20/2019 1:35:17 AM (No. 239880)
It's the money grubbing demonrat way of ripping off the citizenry.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Strike3 11/20/2019 2:55:59 AM (No. 239908)
Bottom line, more expensive to buy and to operate. It's the price of making the Lefties feel good. Personally I don't care how they feel.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: FunOne 11/20/2019 4:38:20 AM (No. 239917)
Well, at least the electric vehicles are "clean" for the environment. Just plug them into an electric outlet. But, at the other end of that outlet, about a third of the electricity produced in the US is from a coal-fired plant, so honesty requires that they admit that these vehicles might be powered by coal.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Bur Oak 11/20/2019 8:38:09 AM (No. 240060)
These buses are about political power not economics.
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