Browsing All posts tagged under »Electric Vehicle Economics«

“Inflation Reduction” Act Will Hinder EV Growth

August 25, 2022 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ After his mandate to transition to electric vehicles (EVs), President Joe Biden then signed The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) that requires EVs to contain a battery pack and other parts built in North America with minerals mined or recycled in America. With the chance of strip mining for lithium in America […]

Another Day, Another Blow To Transportation Freedom

August 15, 2022 by

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From the team at CFACT ~ I dare someone to poll the owners of America’s 290 million automobiles, vans, SUVs, light trucks, and other medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. Q: How eager are you for the U.S. government to force you to stop driving your existing vehicle and either rely on public transportation, walk, or purchase […]

Electric Vehicles A Tool Of Tyranny

July 11, 2022 by

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By Duggan Flanakin ~ First, don’t blame the vehicle. It is a tool that might be just what Los Angeles needs to cope with inversions. Electric vehicles are also very good as airport shuttles and for other locations where short, repetitive routes are the primary use. Some may even be fun to drive (except when they catch on fire). […]

Dark Clouds On The Horizon For Electric Vehicles

June 30, 2022 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ There are a couple of dark clouds hanging over the optimistic growth of electric vehicles (EV’s) that may decimate the supply chain of lithium to make the EV batteries, and how to safely transport EV’s across wide oceans. The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) is expected to classify lithium carbonate, chloride, and […]

The Electric Vehicle Bad Dream

June 2, 2022 by

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By Duggan Flanakin ~ While some are certain of the inevitability of the impending demise of the internal combustion engine (ICE), others are far less certain. Cristian Agapie points to market pressures due to increased demand for electric vehicles have raised prices and operating costs as well. Another writer calls out electric vehicles, even Teslas, as […]

EV Mandates Disqualify Other Contenders

April 6, 2022 by

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By Duggan Flanakin ~ The new Washington. First in insurrection. First in woke greenness. Making America last. Washington State, home to the CHAZ (later the CHOP), has now adopted legislation that envisions that “all passenger and light-duty vehicles of model year 2030 or later be electric vehicles.” This mimics the deadlines set by several European countries […]

EV Race Ignores Russian, Chinese Mineral Speed Traps

March 20, 2022 by

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By Larry Bell ~ Billboard size speed limit signs and flashing police radar scanning dashboard warnings be damned! U.S. and European electric vehicle (EV) companies are racing to cash in on markets driven by dependence upon government subsidies which, in turn, rely on scarce and costly materials needed for batteries controlled by foreign adversaries. Mining […]

Putting The Brakes On EV Folly

February 14, 2022 by

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By Duggan Flanakin ~ BMW CEO Oliver Zipse has a two-word message for those demanding an all-electric vehicle fleet and the outlawing of internal combustion engines. “Slow Down!” We would add three more. End. The. Mandates. Zipse, noting that IC engines power the large majority of vehicles on the road today, says that ditching them willy-nilly […]

EPA Auto ‘Fuel Efficiency’ Scam Overlooks EV Recharging Costs

January 13, 2022 by

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By Larry Bell ~ Agencies of the Biden administration are pushing green gullibility and gushers of auto maker subsidy greed, premised on mythical wind/solar capacities. The purpose of this push is to foist electric vehicles (EVs) on legitimately reluctant free-market consumers and already overburdened power grids. EPA’s latest de facto EV mandate proposes to require […]

EV’s Destined To Pay For Upgrading Electrical Grids

January 11, 2022 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ California has always advertised itself as being the “leader”, but the UK has gone one-up on California with their creative EV charging regulations. Turns out that EV charging may be another source of revenue for the UK: UK regulations coming into force in June 2022, will restrict charging times, as new […]

Electric Vehicles Will Run On Empty Green New Deal Pipe Dreams

August 17, 2021 by

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By Larry Bell ~ Nineteen seriously misguided Republican senators joined with Democrats to pass a behemoth 2,720-page-long $1.2 trillion ”infrastructure” spending bill of which a mere 23% — about $127 billion of $548 billion in new federal spending — is earmarked for popular priorities that most people associate with that term: highways, bridges, tunnels, ports […]

The Working Poor Need Workhorse Vehicles

August 13, 2021 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ With more than forty percent of the EV’s in the entire country being in California at the end of 2020, the EV popularity in California has gotten President Biden so excited to want the rest of the country to follow California’s lead that Biden issued a new executive order that pushes […]

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 […]

Fed Funding Fantasy: EV Charging

April 11, 2021 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ Biden wants the Federal Government to build 500,000 EV charging stations, at an estimated cost of around $178 billion. How might that work? No good way is how. This is truly a Fed funding fantasy. The Feds build big stuff like post offices, federal buildings, military bases, flood control dams […]

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 […]