Browsing All posts tagged under »Electric Vehicle Myths«

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 […]

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 […]

What You Need To Know About Biden’s Ill-Conceived Executive Order On Electric Vehicles

August 10, 2021 by

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By Katie Tubb ~ President Joe Biden issued an executive order Aug. 5 calling for half of all new vehicles sold in the U.S. to be zero-emission vehicles by 2030. A president can’t exactly force Americans to buy an electric vehicle, and Biden largely meant his executive order as a messaging tool to fuel enthusiasm […]

EV Weirdness Looms Large

August 3, 2021 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ People are not excited about buying electric vehicles, so word has it that the Biden administration is gearing up to force us to do it. The trick is to use the so-called Fuel Economy Standards to do it. The reported target is that at least 40% of car and light […]

Electric Cars Will Eventually Get Us Nowhere

June 29, 2021 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr ~ One of the most hyped innovations of our life time is today’s electric vehicle. While our federal government and the state of California think the internal combustion engine will soon end in the dustbin of history, it just ain’t so. It will never happen for many obvious reasons that governments […]

A Bust To The EV Growth Projections May Be In The Making

May 22, 2021 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ With a simple stroke of the pen, Governor Newsom believes he has the power to change the lifestyles of all California residents, and control the supply-demand balance for societies and the economy’s transportation needs. Since half the electronic vehicles (EVs) in the entire country are registered in California, the troubling news […]

EV’s Not Family Workhorses, But Short-Range Second Cars

April 22, 2021 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ With half of the EV’s in the entire country being located in California, the recent 2021 California study may be a downer for the EV excitement as it shows that EV’s are driven half as much as internal combustion engine vehicles. The study illustrates that EV’s are generally second vehicles and […]

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 […]

No Silver Bullet On Energy

April 4, 2021 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ With some energy literacy, folks may realize that there may not be a silver bullet answer for all of humanity’s energy needs. Whether you ultimately drive an internal combustion engine vehicle or an EV, and get exposed to electricity from wind, solar, coal, natural gas, nuclear, or hydro generation, will depend […]

Electric Vehicle Subsidies And Other Fantasies

March 4, 2021 by

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By Craig Rucker ~ Electric vehicles (EVs) are the future. Everyone will want one because they’re emission-free, ecologically responsible, and more affordable every year. That’s why GM, Volvo, and other manufacturers will soon be making only EVs. Or so we’re told. Some people have high disposable incomes and do most of their driving locally. For […]