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The Biggest Evidence for the Folly of
the EV Push May Be Happening Right Now

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Posted By: Hazymac, 1/15/2024 7:14:05 PM

Throughout the Biden presidency, there's been a constant refrain that eliminating fossil fuels will solve all our environmental problems. A big part of that narrative is the push to encourage, cajole, and force everyone into buying electric vehicles (EVs). The disadvantages of EVs are obvious. They're more expensive than gas-powered cars and don't have a long enough range for traveling, but both facts are lost on the elite leftists who think that EVs are the answer to every question. The charging infrastructure is lacking, and it won't be sufficient to support extensive EV use for a long time. Remember Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm's disastrous EV roadshow

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Reply 1 - Posted by: DVC 1/15/2024 7:30:39 PM (No. 1637070)
And AC in the summer in the south will eat up a bunch of range, too. EVs are basically "out of gas" when they start out, or nearly so. A big EV battery has about as much energy as a 4 to 6 gallon tank of gas. On my 4Runner that would be at or below a quarter of a tank, and I'd be looking for a gas station, even in town. But this is as good as it ever gets with an EV.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: mean Gene 1/15/2024 7:33:28 PM (No. 1637072)
People forget that the "charging infrastructure," is still fossil fuel based. Like "Earth Day," when believers turn off all their lights for a few hours, it uses up more energy than it pretends to save as they all turn those lights back on. It's all just for show. I think they call it "virtue signalling."
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Reply 3 - Posted by: crashnburn 1/15/2024 7:39:54 PM (No. 1637074)
And, EVs spontaneously combust in garages. That does not happen with internal combustion engines. The fires are twice as hot and take a lot more water to put out. The batteries wear out and are not recyclable. Along with solar panels. Finally, manufacturing an EV adds 80K miles worth of ICE pollution. As far as I'm concerned, EVs make the "problem" they are trying to solve, worsre.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: bpl40 1/15/2024 7:52:16 PM (No. 1637078)
If there is a choice I don’t even park next to an EV.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: MickTurn 1/15/2024 9:19:38 PM (No. 1637131)
It is clearly evident that ALL EV's come with Fire Starter Logs installed right next to the batteries!
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Reply 6 - Posted by: JrSample 1/15/2024 9:41:04 PM (No. 1637139)
If they really believed their little pet theory, the obvious solution would be hybrid vehicles. A small low emission gasoline engine would recharge the batteries and it would primarily run on battery power. They would not require a charging station, but would be self-charging. The push for EVs is nothing but the ruling class wanting to control people.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: DVC 1/15/2024 10:30:55 PM (No. 1637157)
Re #6, no offfense, but you are a bit confused about hybrids. The ONLY phase of driving where a hybrid has any advantage over a gas car is during braking. A hybrid can use the motor as a generator, and does during braking....putting the energy absorbed while slowing into the battery ratner than as heat in mechanical brakes. A hybrid has the weight penalty of the electric motor and batteries, so is worse in all other phases of driving compared to gas cars. Hybrids have zero gain driving across Kansas, but are useful for stop and go traffic like in taxi service, because of all the braking. And their cost is high.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: DVC 1/16/2024 12:37:49 AM (No. 1637218)
Apparently you cannot charge a Tesla when the temp of the battery is too low. Temps in Chicago too cold for even the vaunted Tesla superghargers cannot charge the cars. One Tesla owner said, of the many parked and dead Teslas, "A lot of dead robots out there." Yep. ANd if you were out in the very sparse country where I commonly travel, you'd likely die if it got that cold, even at a charging station.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: DVC 1/16/2024 12:38:54 AM (No. 1637220)
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Trigger2 1/16/2024 3:06:53 AM (No. 1637249)
You couldn't pay me to have one of these ill-conceived EVs. They're worthless.
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