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I rented an electric car for a 4-day road
trip. I spent more time charging it than
I did sleeping.

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Posted By: Judy W., 6/8/2022 4:57:00 PM

I thought it would be fun. That's what I told my friend Mack when I asked her to drive with me from New Orleans to Chicago and back in an electric car. I'd made long road trips before, surviving popped tires, blown headlights and shredded wheel-well liners in my 2008 Volkswagen Jetta. I figured driving the brand-new Kia EV6 I'd rented would be a piece of cake. If, that is, the public-charging infrastructure cooperated. We wouldn't be the first to test it.


What a nightmare.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Nimby 6/8/2022 5:01:16 PM (No. 1180017)
Brandon's coal fired car!! Enough said!!
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Lake Dweller 6/8/2022 5:25:52 PM (No. 1180038)
Go buy a new ‘real’ car or truck if you can find one. The loonies are making them illegal. What has happened to this country? I despise, no, I hate Democrats.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: EJKrausJr 6/8/2022 5:30:10 PM (No. 1180039)
Author of article must be brain dead. The EV infrastructure is not in place to accommodate interstate travel. You cannot fill up an EV in 5 minutes like you can a ICE (internal combustion engine) vehicle. Guess what the EV infrastructure wont be in place for decades. Drive and EV at your own risk.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: ussjimmycarter 6/8/2022 5:35:00 PM (No. 1180043)
Did it do the Lithium Shuffle and erupt like Mt St Helen’s?
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Enoch Powell 6/8/2022 6:00:11 PM (No. 1180059)
I pass by a Tesla charging station quite frequently. It is always full. Being about 3 or 4 miles to city center, I suppose that's what most people do... local driving. I also suspect the vast majority in this elite suburb have at least one or two other cars, not electric.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: MindMadeUp 6/8/2022 6:01:26 PM (No. 1180061)
Billions to create an "infrastructure" to support the Marxist fantasy of an all-electric car nation. We already have an extensive infrastructure to support highly efficient gasoline engines and several hundreds of years worth of oil in the ground for the gas.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: danu 6/8/2022 6:06:12 PM (No. 1180067)
a gritty tale of survival indeed.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Mushroom 6/8/2022 6:17:17 PM (No. 1180076)
Popped tires...Oh, you mean I-55 in Arkansas! What DID they do with the highway funds? I have sacrificed 3 tires, a windshield, and a bedroom window (all of this is on a diesel pusher motorhome) over the last 3 years!
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Christopher L 6/8/2022 6:17:46 PM (No. 1180077)
Electric cars are fine if all you want is a grocery getter or an around town run about, but if you want to venture beyond the city limits - good luck. I think people are starting to realize that EV are basically, very fancy, very expensive, glorified golf carts. I did have a problem with the sentence “More than half of car buyers say they want their next car to be an EV, according to recent Ernst & Young Global Ltd. data." Rasmussen reports that a clear majority (52%) of American car buyers think electric cars are not practical. .
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Reply 10 - Posted by: mc squared 6/8/2022 6:29:40 PM (No. 1180085)
FTA: 'More than half of car buyers say they want their next car to be an EV, according to recent Ernst & Young Global Ltd. data.' Really? The only people I know who want one must be the 30% who still think the country is going in the right direction. I don't know anyone would would buy one today.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: MissMolly 6/8/2022 6:30:22 PM (No. 1180087)
Thanks for posting. But it's from the Wall Street Journal. Fox simply picked it up.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: leonardo 6/8/2022 6:32:42 PM (No. 1180090)
Twitter & Facebook have proven that more people than EVER like to run with the herd. Just let social media opinion and trends think for you, that’s the ticket. Someday EV’s will be practical, maybe when we get fusion ;power … but then entrepreneurs will see to it that there’ll be plenty of charges associated with EVs such they cost a bunch of money to operate. Not to mention eventual road-use-taxes for EVs. For now I’ll choose 4 minute gasoline fill-ups, no waiting for gasoline, gas stations everywhere, decent mileage (my Accord got 37mpg to and from the Grand Canyon a week ago), quick repairs, etc., etc. Stoked about EVs? Knock yourself out and welcome to the herd.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: formerNYer 6/8/2022 7:22:35 PM (No. 1180137)
My 4Runner (gas) was in the body shop after someone hit in a parking lot, anyway the rental company gave me plug-in hybrid. What an unremarkable vehicle. It took overnight to reach full charge then ran out of battery after a 20-minute drive (side streets and interstate) and I was on gas. I only charged it twice and my electric bill was 5% higher than it should have been. I can't imagine how high my electric bill would be if I plugged it in nightly. Especially, when my A/C's are going full blast.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Venturer 6/8/2022 7:29:16 PM (No. 1180141)
We are at least 20 years too soon for Biden's "transition" to all electric homes and cars. Perhaps more. The fool is destroying the economy in this foolhardy endeavor and the whole world is suffering for it.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: DVC 6/8/2022 7:35:14 PM (No. 1180146)
These coal fired cars would be more convenient if they had a coal hopper in back. It would be far quicker to refill than those stupid batteries.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Ashley Brenton 6/8/2022 7:49:11 PM (No. 1180171)
Whew, reading the original article on Fox is almost as vexatious as a long road trip with an EV! You click on the "Read More" button and three times it takes you to an ad you don't give two hoops about.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua 6/8/2022 9:13:45 PM (No. 1180240)
So, what percentage of the United States is unreachable for an EV? When will 100% of the USA be reachable? Is our government serious about making this work or are they viewing this as a boondoggle? If it's the latter, the technology will not succeed. The infrastructure requirements for this are massive. I wouldn't jump on the EV bandwagon until our federal government is serious about this, has a REAL plan, and is discussing it with the general public. I don't see that happening which means they aren't really serious. Our politicians are milking this for what they can get, and then they will move on to the next boondoggle.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Terry_tr6 6/8/2022 9:15:51 PM (No. 1180245)
wait till someone shows up while you are using the only working charger and decides they need to use it more than you do.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: buckhorn_cortez 6/9/2022 12:05:16 AM (No. 1180358)
Not just a's an adventure. Takes you right back to covered wagon days. I'll take a big pass on that one. No wonder Jim Farley (President of Ford) says "buyers will pay more for the ability to sleep in their cars." Makes perfect sense...
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Reply 20 - Posted by: Luandir 6/9/2022 1:04:38 PM (No. 1180850)
Folks, the goal here is to deprive Americans of their freedom of mobility. Our ability to move about the country is one of the things which defines us as a people, and the Left cannot stand that. Between unaffordable gas, unaffordable cars, and unaffordable power, they are squeezing us out of that from both ends.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: Faithfully 6/9/2022 6:55:58 PM (No. 1181160)
You can't sell electric cars if gas is cheap.
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