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Is Mr. Bean Right About EVs?

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Posted By: tisHimself, 6/18/2023 5:22:05 AM

Rowan Atkinson or as many of us know him: “The guy who played Mr. Bean,” has more experience with EVs than most. As an avid car owner and enthusiast, an early adopter of electric vehicles, and having previously studied electrical and electronic engineering (before his entirely unrelated career in entertainment), he surely has an informed opinion.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: NamVet70 6/18/2023 6:37:21 AM (No. 1494369)
The heavy handed promotion of the EV by the government and media is absolute idiocy. This is not a time to be dismantling the technology the world runs on. If a change is needed then a free market should be allowed to make that choice without subsidies. EV owners should at minimum have to pay the same road use taxes that are levied on gasoline and diesel. An even more insidious act by government and media is the adoption of the green religion of the global warming hoax. There is no real evidence that the global warming models can be relied on for anything. CO2 is not a problem, it is an essential requirement for life and if anything the world needs more CO2. Anyone who relies on correlation of CO2 and historic temperatures is ignoring the fact that warmer temperatures bring more CO2 out of solution in the oceans and lower temperatures cause more to be sequestered in the oceans due to the different solubility of CO2 in water. Temperature drives CO2, not the other way around.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: PostAway 6/18/2023 6:41:34 AM (No. 1494371)
EV enthusiasts of today remind me of the cartoon of two mathematicians standing before a blackboard filled with numbers, Greek symbols and other mathematical arcana. Between the equation and the answer read the words: and then a miracle happened.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Venturer 6/18/2023 6:45:23 AM (No. 1494374)
It won't work and it never will.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: MickTurn 6/18/2023 8:42:08 AM (No. 1494461)
Mr. Bean is right, ALL EV's run on Bean Gas!
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Reply 5 - Posted by: FL_Absentee_Voter 6/18/2023 10:46:48 AM (No. 1494578)
If the electricity is from fossil fuels, which most electricity is, then an EV simply exchanges the car’s exhaust pipe for the power station’s exhaust pipe. Thank you for stating it so eloquently, Rowan. Maybe NOW, stupid people will understand? And you're right, too, about tackling the infrastructure first. Biofuels? No. For the vision of an electrified world, that means nuclear - not renewable - energy.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: DVC 6/18/2023 12:55:23 PM (No. 1494691)
EVs are a technological dead end, and were exactly that 140 years ago when they first hit the market. For the uniformed, they seem like a good idea, but in reality, they are a nightmare if tried to be used beyond a short range commuter car. And I got to watch Mr. Bean race his antique Bentley at Goodwood Revival races a few years ago. It was pretty amazing to see these big old, tall, stately sedans blasting around the course at high speed. They were powerful and fast cars in their days, and clearly he is a skilled driver.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: zoidberg 6/18/2023 1:06:26 PM (No. 1494708)
Unlike most "environmentalists" he can do the math and show why he's right.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: ladydawgfan 6/18/2023 2:32:43 PM (No. 1494755)
I will continue to drive my normal car. EVs might have a place in small European countries but here in the wide open US, with hurricanes and wildfires, they are more of a liability than a benefit. People are going to get killed waiting for a charge or if the EV suddenly runs out of charge while they are waiting in traffic to evacuate. No thanks!!
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Reply 9 - Posted by: zephyrgirl 6/18/2023 2:42:01 PM (No. 1494758)
Common sense is all one needs to conclude that EVs are only slightly more useful than a golf cart.
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