Electric cars are looked at as the savior of the environment.  Any farsighted person could see that electric cars are the future.  After all, electricity doesn’t pollute…right?

Except that the electricity that those cars need comes from coal-fired power plants, the most polluting source of energy on the planet.

The problem with solar is that solar is only cost effective in certain areas of the country: New Mexico, Nevada, Arizona and central California.

However, the majority of vehicles operate east of the Mississippi river, far away from the source of power.  And our electric grid works off AC power.  With AC, power diminishes as it goes through switches.  By the time power gets to where it is needed, it has diminished greatly.  This would entail ramping up the electric grid system of the country.  Cost?  Between one and two trillion dollars.

Coal is projected to be the primary source of power for electrical power plants at LEAST until 2035.

And we haven’t even discussed those 500-600 pounds worth of batteries in each of those cars.  Where and how will they be disposed of when (not if) they can no longer be recharged?  Do you remember what you do with those little flashlight batteries that have lead or lithium in them?  Do you make sure they are recycled properly, or do you just throw them in the trash?

Most of the cars are hybrid: having both eclectic and gas.  The gas engines only get 30-40 mpg. And they do pollute because the additional smog devices are limited due to size and weight.  And smaller engines have to work harder at higher R.P.M.s where cars do not get their maximum fuel efficiency.

Cars will soon get 70-100 mpg.  Some Subaru cars are already partial zero emissions free vehicles.  That’s ‘what “PZEF” stands for on the rear of the vehicle.

Do you know how much better the gas mileage is on a hybrid car or SUV than on the same make and model with a standard gas engine?  A lot  you say?  Well, what’s your guess….5, 10, 15, 20 mpg?  How about 2 mpg better.  How is that possible you say?  Try using you own car as an example.  Drive fifty to one hundred miles in your gas engine car.  Up and down hills, on the expressway.  Figure out your mpg.  Then get two 300-pound friends to sit in back and try it again.  It’s the batteries.  That’s how much they weigh and that’s what they do to the gas mileage.

Gas engine cars do not need an entire country fitted with electric recharging stations that are powered by coal fired power plants or a new grid system.  Fully electric cars are a fantasy concocted by the automakers to have you pay more money for a vehicle you can’t even take out of town.

Next time you want to do your part, do your own independent research and stop relying for the facts on the people who make the products.  They are self-serving, exaggerators (sometimes outright lying), torturers of the truth, twisters of logic.  They are not your friend and they do not have yours or the environment’s best interests in mind.

Let’s not forget the cost of installing a level two charging system in your home (between $3500 and $15,000.

The greatest risk of an attack from a terrorist organization is believed to come form an EMP (Electro-magnetic pulse) which has the capability of taking down the entire US> grid.

Definition: An electromagnetic pulse (EMP), also sometimes called a transient electromagnetic disturbance, is a short burst of electromagnetic energy.  Such a pulse’s origination may be a natural occurrence or man-made and can occur as a radiated, electric, or magnetic field or a conducted electric current, depending on the source.

Consider what will happen if everyone is charging their electric car at the same time?  The grid will surely go down unless a huge amount of money is invested right away.

Who (will) kill the electric car?  Those not guilt-tripped into believing all the hype from masters of promotion like Elon Musk.

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