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Monday, February 27, 2023

What's behind the push for electric vehicles?

February 27, 2023 By Jeffrey Wright

The modern internal combustion engine is an engineering marvel.  These power plants run incredibly clean. According to the EPA, overall gasoline car tailpipe emissions are now about 98% - 99% less than for cars in the 1960s.  Many current gas-powered cars get well over 35 miles per gallon and have highway ranges of over 500 miles.  Refueling takes five minutes and there are 115,000 gasoline stations in the U.S.

So why the huge push by the U.S. government to convert to electric vehicles?  It is curious given that EVs are actually inferior to gas vehicles for most uses. (Perhaps a case could be made for hybrid vehicles in short-range, high-density urban settings).  Also, beyond vehicle performance, there are other serious negative side effects of this EV conversion.  To recap, here are some of the problems with widespread conversion to EVs:  Environmental Damage..........Rare Earth Mineral Mining Problems ......... Performance Shortfalls.....More Expensive to Purchase..............Dangerously Heavy ............Stress on the Grid..................To Read More......

  • Charging Woes Plague Electric Vehicle Owners as Biden Administration Seeks to Expand Network of Stations, Michael Foster - White House announced a series of executive actions this month to create a national charging network for electric vehicles, even as EV owners and reviewers have continued to note short travel ranges, long charging times, and difficulty finding charging stations. A February 15 White House press release indicated that Tesla Motors will “open a portion of its U.S. Supercharger and Destination Charger network to non-Tesla EVs, making at least 7,500 chargers available for all EVs by the end of 2024,” including at “least 3,500 new and existing 250 kW Superchargers along highway corridors.”...........

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