Browsing All posts tagged under »Electric Vehicles«

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 […]

A Low Grade For Subsidized Battery Electric Buses

August 5, 2021 by

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By Duggan Flanakin ~ Headline, July 15, 2021: Report: Philadelphia’s Proterra fleet in complete shambles; $24 million worth of Proterra buses taken off the road due to problems Headline, July 23, 2021: Proterra bus fire prompts California agency to consider shelving electric bus fleet; electric buses are melting in sun, too expensive to fix, transit official […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Subtracting Fossil Fuels Plus Adding Electric Cars Equals Disaster

October 5, 2020 by

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By Larry Bell ~ If California’s struggle to keep the lights on isn’t already dim enough, Golden State residents should brace themselves for even darker prospects with a planned ban on the sale of new gas-powered cars by 2035. Recall that utility company responses to the state’s mandate that 60% of electricity come from renewables […]

Ramifications Of California Governor Newsom’s Ban On Gas-Powered Vehicles

October 4, 2020 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ Before sky diving, you need to plan ahead by having a parachute before you jump. California Governor Newsom’s recent suicidal jump onto the EV train has a minimum of eight (8) lack-of-a-plan ramifications from his recent Executive order to ban the sale of gas-powered vehicles by 2035 that will be devastating […]

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 […]

Do Green Buses Pass The Performance Test?

February 17, 2020 by

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By Duggan Flanakin ~ Should Americans follow China in a massive commitment to battery-electric buses? California has mandated a carbon-free bus system by 2040 and will only buy battery or fuel cell powered buses after 2029. Other states and cities are following suit. The keys to vehicle decisions have typically been cost and performance. Cost includes […]

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 […]