The Coming Electric Car Fiasco? The Car Stupidity Being Pushed By Politicians & Activists Has Big Problems
All-electric cars, of course, don't require gasoline, but because they rely on batteries they need what are called "rare metals." Electric car advocates claim that we can break our dependence on Mideast oil by adopting electric cars. That might be true several decades from now, but instead of an oil dependence, electric cars would make us entirely dependent on the country that produces 96% of all rare metals - that great friend of the United States and the free world, China. Gee, that would be really stupid for the entire country's security and transportation.
Then there is the whole problem that electric cars will actually increase CO2 emissions because they need reliable power generation to recharge, and an increased power generation capacity to do so. The large increase in capacity needed can't be done by any solar/wind power combination - neither are reliable enough to do the job. Thus, it means more coal or natural gas power plants, since the anti-nuke brigade won't allow clean, reliable, non-CO2 nuclear capacity to be built. Gee, that would be really stupid for the environment.
Add to the mix that the electric cars on the drawing boards have somesignificantlimitations, including that these vehicles can only go about 100 miles per charge. It then takes up to 8 hours to fully charge one of these toys, unless you come across a fast-charging station in your neighborhood, which will get the job done in 30 minutes but will shorten the batteries normal life span. Gee, that would be really stupid for the majority of consumers.
Finally, we have a president who wants to force Americans into less than capable electric cars and at the same time wants electricity prices for consumers to "skyrocket." Gee, that combination of policies is so stupid and so anti-consumer that it only could have come from the lips of a leftist/liberal Democrat.
Update: And, let's not forget the really stupid ads that we will have to watch from companies that are using taxpayer dollars to produce electric lemons.