There’s been renewed interest and focus on electric cars lately because Biden and his admin think working-class Americans who can’t afford Joe’s high gas prices can somehow afford a $60K electric car payment. It makes perfect elite sense, right? You can’t afford four bucks a gallon for gas, so just finance a $60K electric car, pay $700 monthly for your car payment, and zero at the gas pump.
Wa-la, *problem solved.* No more high gas prices.
Now that there’s a new focus on electric cars, many people are digging deeper to see if there’s more to what’s going on than the usual doom and gloom climate change” hype. After all, it’s a hard pill for many to swallow when you talk about being “kind” to the planet and then bring up Lithium batteries, which are not “kind” at all.
Change It App reported:
Although electric vehicles are emission-free, at least when powered by electricity from renewable sources, they still cause a climate impact which derives from the manufacturing of the car and not least the battery. Mining and refining battery materials and manufacturing cells, modules, and packs require significant amounts of energy which could generate greenhouse gas emissions.
Electric cars are moved by lithium batteries, and their production entails high CO2 emissions.
Not to mention, this is what it looks like for most when charging your Lithium battery:
Salt Bush Club also wrote that the latest announcements from political fairyland came from Bill Shorten with his vision that 50% of all new cars will be “electric” by 2030 and that each one would only take 10 minutes to recharge.
Somebody should borrow a phrase from The Castle: “Tell him he’s dreaming.”
Better still, tell Bill to do a little homework on so-called electric cars, and he will find that they are not electric cars.
Well-intentioned environmentalists and several politicians such as Bill fail to understand that batteries don’t continually create electricity. Rather they store electricity that has to be generated elsewhere by, more often than not, abundant, inexpensive, high energy-density, reliable hydrocarbon fuels.
Bill also believes that so-called electric cars don’t emit any carbon dioxide. The vehicles might not emit any when running on battery alone, but since that electricity has come from a hydrocarbon-fuelled power plant, the elimination of car tail-pipe emissions is entirely countered by the equivalent carbon dioxide emissions at the power station.
There are a lot of unsettled issues when it comes to electric cars, and one of those very big issues is the convenience factor and infrastructure in this country. We simply don’t have the means to charge billions of electric cars… and America isn’t Europe. We’re all spread out here – how are people easily and quickly going to get from Point A to Point B? What if there’s a car accident on the freeway, traffic is backed up for miles, and people start losing their charges? What if an ambulance then needs to get through and people can’t move out of the way?
The list goes on.
But what if you just want to charge your car so you can go off on a road trip in your new $86K electric Hummer … how will that work?
Well, not too well, according to a guy who just bought one and tried to charge it at home… I hope you have about 4 days to kill while your car charges up!
A YouTuber claims that the “quickest charging [electric] vehicle on the market right now” apparently takes quite a while to charge the battery from home.
The brief video suggests it could take up to four days to fully charge the new 2023 GMC Hummer, which could be an issue for consistent day-to-day activity, let alone in an emergency in a worst-case scenario.
The TFLEV automotive-focused channel narrator says, “Just plugged it in at my house, 120 volts, using the Hummer cable. Level One charging…Right now, it’s about 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, and it says it will be full by Saturday at 10:55, which is four-plus days of charging. Wow.”
However, according to the show-and-tell video, a Level Two charger could get the job done in just 24 hours.
“I have a Juice Box, Level Two charger, 240 volts at my garage,” the man explained. “Plug in Level Two charger; now it says it will be done tomorrow by 6:30, so about 24 hours of charging from four percent to 100 percent. It’s a 212-kilowatt-hour battery. Still takes a while.”
You can watch the video below:
A Level Two charger will set the consumer back by $500, “not including the cost to install it.,” Compare.com asserted.
“If you plan to use an electric vehicle for all your driving needs, investment in a Level 2 charger is worth it. While the Level 1 charging cables that come with EVs upon purchase are useful in a pinch, it’s not practical to rely on their slow charge times to power up your EV daily,” Compare.com added.
All of this is so expensive because the market isn’t demanding these products. They’re being forced on us. There needs to be better technology, lower prices, and a decade’s worth of infrastructure built to support a change over like this.
We’re nowhere near ready; quite frankly, most states will never be.