Browsing All posts tagged under »Battery Cars«

Burning Batteries Pose A Huge Risk To EV Mandates

September 11, 2021 by

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By Duggan Flanakin ~ After a Volkswagen Golf (not an electric vehicle) caught fire in the underground car park in Eku-Platz, Germany, the city’s civil engineering department closed the car park for five months. Damages (all eventually paid for by insurance) amounted to 195,000 euros. As a condition for the reopening, however, the insurance company forbade […]

The Downside Of Electric Vehicles

July 19, 2021 by

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By Duggan Flanakin ~ If you listen to the “woke” futurists, or even to the majority of auto companies pledging to stop manufacturing gasoline and diesel vehicles, it might be time to sell your auto stocks. Do you really think the U.S. is about to build 280 million electric vehicles to replace the 270 million internal […]

Weakest Link To EV Growth Is The Material Supply Chain

February 16, 2021 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ The worldwide plans for EV domination of the vehicle population are like having the plans to build a large house without sufficient materials available to ever finish the house. The pressure to go Green is increasing as countries are announcing plans to phase out petrol and diesel cars. Germany will stop […]

Biden’s 550 Thousand Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

January 31, 2021 by

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By Joe Bastardi ~ President Biden Wants to have 550 thousand Car Charging Stations around the country by the year 2030.  I can’t figure out if that is 550 thousand individual chargers or charging stations. But I have some questions. 1). Where is the electricity coming from? Since we can not store solar or wind […]

Banning Gas-Powered Vehicles Means A Crushing Change For America

January 19, 2021 by

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By Duggan Flanakin ~ The election of the Biden-Harris ticket will, we are told, hasten the death of the internal combustion engine in the United States. Once the sale of new gasoline engine vehicles is banned, the only question remaining is how long before driving them is also outlawed? Well, incoming Vice President Kamala Harris promised […]

Electric Vehicle Shock Treatment: Lessons From Britain

December 13, 2020 by

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By Duggan Flanakin ~ Joe Biden, and his fellow Democrats, apparently big U.S. automakers, have joined the rush to transform U.S. transportation to 100% electric vehicles (EV) whether We the People want it or not. During an October town hall, Biden asserted that his plan save “billions of gallons of oil” and help create 1 million […]

Scientists Develop Earth-Friendly Process To Recycle Lithium-Ion Batteries

November 23, 2020 by

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By Craig Rucker ~ Lithium-ion batteries have their pluses. Their energy density is typically twice that of the tradition nickel-cadmium ones. They are low maintenance. And their discharge is less than half compared to regular batteries. Despite these advantages, however, they do have some environmental drawbacks. One is the fact that they use rare-earth metals […]

The High Costs And Low Benefits Of Electric Vehicles

August 7, 2020 by

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By Duggan Flanakin ~ The rush to decarbonize every nation in the world in one or maybe two decades reflects the “I want it all NOW!” philosophy imbued through modern education systems. Current and recent former students – and their teachers – demand a perfect world (since they can envision one) and exhibit zero patience (hence […]

A Reality Check On Electric Cars: Arithmetic Required

March 7, 2020 by

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By Bill Lynch and Dr. Jay Lehr ~ During the Obama Administration a regulation was passed requiring all automobile manufacturers to achieve an average efficiency for all their vehicles of 54 miles per gallon by the year 2025. President Trump recently canceled the ordinance recognizing such a requirement could never be reached without sacrificing the […]

Schumer Force-Feeding Electric Cars

November 2, 2019 by

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From the team at CFACT ~ Electric vehicles are the wave of the future, we’re told. Now, the U.S. Senate Minority Leader, Chuck Schumer, is the latest prominent politician to propose a new boatload of taxpayer money to make sure, and move up the future by several decades. Make that an Aircraft-Carrier-load of taxpayer money. […]

Green Tech’s Dark Side

August 13, 2019 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ The hype these days is to stop using those dirty fossil fuel driven cars and trucks and convert everyone to those clean electric vehicles. But wait! Before you jump onto the EV train, those EV’s have a very dark side of environmental atrocities and  non-existent transparency of human rights abuses associated […]

From Whence Comes The Power To Drive Electric Vehicles?

April 19, 2019 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr ~ Elon Musk recognized early on there was money to be made in businesses that support environmental causes. He has gained the support of the green movement by broadcasting his vision for a future without fossil fuels, reducing global warming and traveling on battery powered cars. However most people do not […]

The Dark Side Of Green Technology

February 19, 2019 by

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By Ron Stein ~ When you consider the push for electrical vehicles (EVs) to replace gas and diesel combustion transports on our roadways, the carbon footprint valuation appears quite attractive. The batteries that power those EV’s are however dependent on exotic minerals to function which exposes the dark side of green technology. The mere extraction […]

Electric Vehicle Tax Credits Another Form Of Corporate Welfare

December 15, 2018 by

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By Edwin J. Feulner, Ph.D. Founder of The Heritage Foundation ~ If America’s auto manufacturers wrote letters to Santa, it’s not hard to guess what would be high on their lists: retaining the federal tax credit for electric vehicles. For several years now, Uncle Sam (who often acts like Santa’s U.S.-based cousin) has tried to […]

Unplug Electric Vehicle Subsidies And Let Consumers Decide

December 4, 2018 by

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By Nicolas Loris ~ Frustrated with General Motors Co.’s recent announcement of plant closures and layoffs, President Donald Trump said the administration is now looking at cutting at subsidies to the automaker, including for electric vehicles. Good. Families should be empowered to purchase the car they want without nudging from Washington and the financial help […]

Time To Pull The Plug On Electric Vehicle Handouts For The Rich

September 23, 2018 by

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By Nicolas Loris and David Grogan ~ Earlier this year, Congress passed an irresponsible budget bill that included handouts for electric vehicle owners and alternative fuels. Eager to frivolously waste more taxpayer dollars, some legislators are now pushing to extend the electric vehicle tax credit and lift the cap on the number of vehicles that qualify for […]

More Evidence Electric Car Subsidies Are Welfare For Rich People

May 26, 2018 by

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By Jason Hopkins ~ Another report indicates electric vehicle ownership is mostly confined to the country’s highest income earners, further calling into question the validity of government subsidies for EVs. On Tuesday, the Energy Information Administration released its analysis of EV ownership in the U.S., breaking down the percentage by household income. The EIA’s findings […]

A Government Loan Program For Auto Manufacturers On Road To Repeal

May 10, 2018 by

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By Nicolas Loris ~ Among programs on the chopping block in the White House’s new plan to cut more than $15 billion in wasteful government spending is the Department of Energy’s loan program for certain automakers. Congress should drop the guillotine and rescind the $4.3 billion remaining in this Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing loan program. The […]

Is Your Neighbor’s Tesla Costing You Money?

April 6, 2018 by

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By David Rothbard and Craig Rucker ~ It certainly seems like going “green” is trendy these days. And we hear a lot about the benefits of renewable energy and electric cars. But there may be hidden costs in the pursuit of “clean energy,” and they may affect consumers more than expected. Take California’s new Zero […]

Green Cars Worse Than “20 Homes”

March 28, 2018 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ A shock to greens who think electricity just comes from switches on walls:  Electric vehicles pose a threat to national power networks as next-generation cars with bigger batteries multiply household electricity demand by up to 20 times, a new study reveals. New Zealand’s biggest energy distributor, Vector, warned electric vehicle chargers […]

Britain To Ban Petrol Cars

July 27, 2017 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ Here’s yet another green policy that hurts the poor, and from a “Conservative” government. It’s to cut emissions of nitrogen dioxide, which can cause respiratory problems, but global warming activists love this ban, too: UK environment secretary Michael Gove has announced plans to ban the sale of new petrol and diesel […]

Tesla Battery, Subsidy, And Sustainability Fantasies

July 25, 2017 by

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By Paul Driessen ~ The first justification was that internal combustion engines polluted too much. But emissions steadily declined, and today’s cars emit about 3% of what their predecessors did. Then it was oil imports: electric vehicles (EVs) would reduce foreign dependency and balance of trade deficits. Bountiful oil and natural gas supplies from America’s […]

Time 2013 And WSJ 2015: ‘Car Of The Future’ Will Still Use The Internal Combustion Engine; Al Gore Hardest Hit

February 2, 2015 by

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By Tom Blumer ~ At the recent meeting of the world’s elites in Davos, former U.S. Vice President Al Gore and former Mexican President Felipe Calderon circulated a proposal to ban cars in all major cities in the world by dense-packing their layouts. The cost, as I noted on Monday: a mere $90 trillion (that’s right, trillion). […]

Electric Car Batteries Going Nowhere

October 16, 2012 by

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By Vanessa Bazan ~ Another green-energy-related company built on government subsidies is having trouble keeping its head above water. This time, the scandal surrounds Chemical Power, a subsidiary of LG Chem. In 2010, the Obama Administration proudly gave Chemical Power a $150 million grant to build a vehicle battery manufacturing facility in Michigan. These batteries […]