Do EV advocates even know the source of electricity?
Despite hundreds of billions of dollars spent on new public- transportation projects over the past decade, reports David Harsanyi in NRO, “Americans continue to drive more each year.”
(This) is one reason every progressive climate plan proposes artificially hiking fossil-fuel costs. In reality … without state “incentives” and “discounts,” electric cars would be prohibitively expensive for everyone but millionaires.
Even with all these state “investments,” the average price of an electric car is around $19,000 higher than the price of an average gas-powered vehicle. Surely, one day electric cars won’t be as pricey — but today, they are.
Most families cannot afford them, so buying them wouldn’t make much sense. Mass electric-car ownership — and right now, those cars make up less than 2 percent of the American market — would mean completely retooling our nation’s infrastructure.
As the transportation secretary reminded Americans, the BBB proposal includes a “$12,500 discount” for electric vehicles. Peter Buttigieg, like many of our political elites, seemed not to grasp that most people are not in the luxurious position of biking to work in a suit, especially in one of America’s most expensive cities.
Furthermore, should their 2-wheeler fail (punctured tire, snapped chain, jumped gears), bike enthusiasts usually aren’t positioned to have a high-performance Ford Mach-E GT ($65,000) following them for rescue/security detail.
As David Harsanyi explains,
- The average D.C. resident clocks in with around 7,000 miles driven per year.
- The typical American averages twice that amount.
Buttigieg declared, “Families who own that vehicle (EV) will never have to worry about gas prices again.”
A Deteriorating Standard of Living
The idea the U.S. will be “clean by 2030 or 2050 is utter folly, without some yet-to-be-discovered mind-blowing technology.”
To reach that goal would mean taking on colossal economy-destroying costs, imposing draconian stat-imposed restrictions on economic growth and freedom, and accepting a steep deterioration in our standard of living.
Prepare to Pay More at the Pump
Natural-gas prices have increased over 150 percent in a year’s time — with help from Biden-administration policy. More than 40 percent of our electricity is generated by natural gas. Plugging your car into an outlet for 15 hours every night is going to cost plenty if Democrats get their way and make fossil fuels more expensive.
From a recent study from the MIT Initiative:
“Battery and fuel production of electric cars generated higher emissions than did the manufacturing of a new gas-powered car, but that energy efficiency over time would make them more green. But the changes that would transform the electric car into an earth-saving machine are highly unlikely to occur anytime soon.”
How frustrating to be faced with the dismissive reaction of the Biden administration on issues that worry most Americans, continues Mr. Harsanyi.
Tragic Delay of the Treadmill a High Cost Problem
Voters who worry about inflation most likely aren’t reassured by White House chief of staff Ron Klain’s claim that it is merely a “high-class problem,” or White House press secretary Jen Psaki solemnly declaring that inflation is the “tragedy of the treadmill that’s delayed.”
If higher gas prices are hurting Democrats at the polls, why would Mayor Pete tell everyone to go out and buy a brand-new Tesla?
What Kool-Aid Acid swill is Buttigieg chugging?
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