All posts tagged: Electric vehicles

It costs more to charge an EV, than fill a gas-powered vehicle in Britain

People promoting electric vehicles told us that they were cheaper to operate than gas powered vehicles. Well, that green dream may soon be coming to an end. A British study says it is now cheaper to fill up a gas-powered car in England than an electric one as the price of electricity in that country has soared, The Telegraph reports. According to a report by AA, electric vehicles cost more per mile to operate than gas-powered vehicle, a difference of 16.18 pence per mile for an EV compared to 14.45 pence per mile for gas. This is the equivalent of £10 more per fill. And with the British government considering a ban on the sale of petrol vehicles over the next few years, the demand for and cost of electricity will only continue to rise. READ: Nolte: Brits Pay More to Charge Electric Car than to Gas Up AND New peak rates mean charging electric cars more expensive than petrol Toppling windmills On a related note, the unreliability and ultimately the cost of green energy …

Will we all soon be needing a horse and cart?

If I understand the global warming cult correctly, we need to go electric in order to save the planet. If we do that, then according to their propaganda, the world will start cooling off. This is why woke, left-wing governments, with not a lick of commonsense, are legislating an end to gas-powered vehicles. READ: U.S. government to end gas-powered vehicle purchases by 2035 under Biden order AND Goodbye gasoline cars? EU lawmakers vote to ban new sales from 2035 But here is the problem, electric-powered vehicles of every type hate cold weather, so that means these problems will only get worse if the world starts cooling. Apparently, a city’s electric LRT system was completely taken out by an ice storm. READ: Update: LRT service won’t be fully restored until at least Tuesday Another man complained that his Tesla wouldn’t charge because the weather was too cold, causing him to miss a Christmas celebration. READ: Tesla owner says he had to cancel Christmas plans because car would not charge in freezing weather And we shouldn’t forget …

Toyota CEO says car manufacturers are not sold on electric vehicles

With politicians being driven by a green agenda, there seems to be a complete lack of common sense in what is taking place. Several governments are already legislating an end to the sale of gas-powered vehicles in their jurisdictions over the next decade or so. Meanwhile, car manufacturers, the ones who actually know what they are doing, are suggesting it is a bad idea. While on a visit to Thailand, Akio Toyoda, the head of Toyota, recently commented that he remains skeptical of the push towards only producing electric vehicles, the Daily Wire reports. He said that most working in the car industry agree with him but are too scared to speak out. “People involved in the auto industry are largely a silent majority,” Toyoda said. “That silent majority is wondering whether EVs are really OK to have as a single option. But they think it’s the trend so they can’t speak out loudly.” He added that the infrastructure, technology, and economics are not in place for such a radical shift. Elon Musk, the CEO …

The problem with electric vehicles

Many woke governments have dived headlong into electric vehicles (EV), often providing subsidies to companies that manufacture them and to anyone who would purchase one. Of course, it is being done in the name of saving the world from man-made global warming. But they have failed to perform one of the most basic checks when diving into an unknown pool: How deep is the water? Not very, according to an article in the Financial Post: The Achilles’ heel of vehicle electrification is the lithium-ion battery, an inefficient, costly and vulnerable energy-storage system plagued by issues of weight, energy density, low performance in cold weather and grid adequacy — and now also by skyrocketing prices of the key minerals it requires: lithium, cobalt and nickel. The electric mobility paradigm needs to be recognized for what it has been: a technical and fiscal flop. It should be shelved before it precipitates a serious meltdown of the automotive industry. READ: Opinion: Do electric cars ever emerge from policy intensive care?: The electric mobility paradigm needs to be recognized …