Motor Trend ran a story, “What Happens When a Rivian EV Runs Out of Battery Charge?” Well, anyone with a laptop or cellphone knows what happens. You are SOL for a long time, buddy. But the story inadvertently pointed out another trouble with electric cars is the lack of infrastructure to care for them. But just add it to the pile of problems for these vehicles.
The Trouble with battery operated cars is that they are mainly driven by virtue signalling a**holes!
This just floors me. 'But there is hope the propaganda falls on deaf ears because “experts say” has become a red flag that what you are about to hear or read belongs on the manure heap.' About being called an "Expert?" Why is it that the ONLY people called "Experts" come from within the government hierarchy? If they knew anything about what they were doing, they wouldn't be working for any government agency. Their only hope of being employed is if one of their relatives or friends get elected and then it is called nepotism. Look at Anthony Fauci, our former "Infectious Disease Expert." Since when does someone who NEVER had a medical client privately or publicly become anything in life, but in government circles, he is called an "expert." I sure as hell wouldn't want someone as useless (.....and stupid, like his boss Biden) performing a Colonoscopy on me.
As far as EV's go, if you can afford one and/or have a fire in one, you could probably equate that with an early trip to HELL and there is NO coming back.
1. what to do when out of battery charge during a drive
2. lack of charging stations available across the country
3. how to re-charge your battery during a power blackout
4. Cobalt mining uses child slave labor and causes fatal lung damage to these children
5. Lithium mining is bad for the environment
6. what to do with all those EV batteries when they are no longer useful? They are environmentally hazardous to dispose of
7. power inefficiency and wastage from plant to battery and from battery to engine
So exactly how are these vehicles an improvement for society?
Another good one Mr. Poca Bentley Surber! So much evil is behind EV’s and everything else designed to destroy our beautiful America! Resist, resist, and resist some more! Patriots, keep spreading the truth across our fruited plains! Tell homosexual Obama, Pervert Joe Briben, their minions and the central bankers worldwide to stuff it! We are at least 150,000,000 strong! We can defeat them with God on our side!
I read recently that another issue is that while you can always sell a used gas-powered vehicle, there is almost no market for used EVs.
ALL "green" "energy" (solar panels, windmills and batteries) are HORRIBLY ANTI-ENVIRONMENTAL, from manufacturing to use to disposal!
The environmental (and humanitarian, ie. child labor) problems with manufacturing were discussed in this blog post. The 'use' was only touched upon - both the windmills and solar panels are apparently extremely detrimental to wildlife. In addition to EV fires is that their fires become a HAZMAT scene. And the disposal of all 3 categories of "green" pollute the soil and ground water with all the toxic heavy metals and rare earth minerals which are needed for their manufacture.
It boggles my mind that lefties don't cancel green energy!
But they do what they're told.
Note: Uber lefty Michael Moore of all people MADE A MOVIE "Planet of the Humans" that does blast "clean energy" -
"I like that the first advice was to ask a stranger to run up his electric bill recharging the battery. That’s the backup plan."
If some stranger's car came to a stop at the end of my driveway I'd be far quicker to offer him my can of mower gas than run 60 feet of extension cord for the next few hours.
I have a coworker who commutes with a little, battery-powered BMW, it's cute. He designed and built his own solar power array and storage system that runs his home. We're in Florida and he only has utility power as a backup and convenience. Oh, and he still has his 90s Ford Ranger because he's too sensible to be dependent on that stuff.
Unless you're this guy and I doubt you want to be, drive a gas car.
I’ll go horse and carriage before I go EV.
Not mentioned is the fact that lithium and cobalt mines are frequently found in rain forest areas and it requires the demolishing of those forests to get to the minerals. Seem like it wasn’t that long ago that environmentalism was all about the desperate need to save the rain forests. Where did that go?
Very good Substack, thanks. I appreciate how you laid out the issues succinctly and with compassion for the little guys. EV's are not safe and not environmentally friendly. Electricity still has to be generated!
Every winter, there seems to be a major storm that causes cars to stop on the highway for h hours, sometimes days. With EVs, they will all run out of power. Many of The drivers will freeze to death. And it will take weeks to recharge all of the dead batteries. Makes me wish there really was such a thing as global warming.
Another downside to the electric car is its weight which tears up the roads. There are too many negatives on this pig to make it look good with a simple tube of lipstick. Sorry folks but this idea is going the way of the dodo bird. Americans are just not going to buy these little bomblets and put their children in them. Sooner or later the child is going to yell, "this emperor has no clothes" and the world will finally wake up to reality.
That gas guzzler is the best thing that ever happened to humanity. There is a reason we have the fairy tale about the Emperor and his clothes, this is not the first time in history that people have been sold a bill of goods and it will hardly be the last. It is an expensive lesson but the fact is the truth will out on this one soon because you can't hide these problems. Fires on highways filled with wall to wall traffic should be enough to make us all come to our senses on this fiasco.
An accident between 2 electric cars: https://www.youtube.com/shorts/JRtBHL_e5cw
My 2011 Mustang from my cold dead hands. Should’a kept my 2005 model - less electronic junk - but I’ll make due. Bought my last “new” car. I’m out. The new stuff is loaded with electronic garbage that just breaks down.
Give me gauges - not screens - or death!!!
As to Don's question / concern about "the man" forcing people out of gas-powered engine cars by outlawing their repair or the supply of gas stations etc, that is a big concern of mine.
My hope is that if that does ever happen, then either an underground market will develop to service the market, OR I'll be dead by the time it fully happens!
Or 3rd possibility is that select states (FL. Maybe TX, etc) become 'combustion engine sanctuaries' and will refuse to cave to the leftist lunacy and continue as we currently are.
However, driving out of state would become a no-man's-land roll of the dice!
I would add 100% to the title.
Reasonable people have understood this BUT government bureaucrats and industry types as well as our Chinese adversaries have different objectives which won't go well for the average American.