(American Thinker) — The people who say they can control the climate forever if we are forced to buy electric cars and give up a lot of other stuff somehow can’t figure out how to have AM radio stations without interference from electric vehicles.
AM radios are being phased out of electric vehicles by automakers including BMW, Volkswagen, Mazda, and Tesla due to interference issues from electric engines. Ford, a significant player in the American auto industry, plans to take things a step further and eliminate AM from every one of its vehicles.
But of course, they will be able to run them without a driver.
Does anyone think they can solve all the economic and environmentally harmful issues related to electric vehicles? Here is some information about electric vehicles that the complicit media will not be allowed to see. This information is as censored as the stories showing Biden family corruption.
1. America’s electric grid already ‘faces a capacity shortfall.’
2. During electric capacity shortfalls, or blackouts, EVs can’t be charged.
3. Rural areas lack charging infrastructure, causing EV advocates to refer to them as ‘charging deserts.’
4. The large battery packs required to power EVs make them 33 percent heavier than internal combustion engine vehicles. ‘I am concerned about the increased risk of severe injury and death to all road users from heavier curb weights’ warns U.S. National Transportation Safety Board Chair Jennifer Homendy.
5. ‘Thermal runaway’ can cause intense and unpredictable battery fires in EVs, exposing first responders to both heat and electrical hazards.
6. When EV batteries burn (OR COMBUST), they are extremely difficult to extinguish. Texas firefighters used 40 times more water to douse a burning Tesla than they would have used extinguishing a regular ICE vehicle fire.
7. Charging stations can also represent an increased fire risk unless homeowners install new, dedicated circuits as ‘older home wiring may not be suitable’ for EV charging.
8. Battery packs on electric vehicles may not be repairable if they are damaged during an accident.
9. EV battery ranges vary but are generally inconveniently short. Actual ranges average 12.5 percent worse than listed on price stickers, while ICE vehicles averaged 4 percent better.
10. Expected travel ranges and drivability drop significantly in winter, which could leave drivers stranded in the cold.
11. Reported travel ranges are far shorter in the summer when temperatures climb above 86°F.
12. Travel range expectations drop fast if you use accessories like air conditioning, heat or the radio.
13. EV batteries are expected to last 10-20 years in a perfect climate. But hotter climates and fast charging can overheat the battery and can reduce life expectancy significantly. Battery replacement costs range from $5,000 to $20,000.
14. Expected travel ranges drop by as much as 70 percent if you use an EV to tow a trailer.
15. In June 2022, there were almost 1.5 million registered EVs and about 130,000 charging stations around the country. It takes 7 to 10 hours to fully charge many EVs using a Level 2 charger.
16. Owners don’t appear to fully trust their EVs, as 78 percent of EV owners have a second gas-powered vehicle.
17. China dominates the supply chains of many critical minerals needed for EV battery manufacturing. Given the Biden Administration’s refusal to permit domestic mines, transitioning to EVs leaves U.S. transportation at the mercy of Chinese suppliers.
18. Worldwide supplies of critical minerals are currently insufficient to meet green demands. ‘A Dutch government-sponsored study concluded that the Netherlands’ green ambitions alone would consume a major share of global minerals.’
19. Child labor, hazardous working conditions, and lax environmental regulations plague the mining of critical minerals such as cobalt in countries like the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
20. Production of lithium for EV batteries has substantial environmental impacts. Massive mining operations threaten sensitive high desert areas in South America where it takes over 580,000 gallons of water to produce one ton of lithium.
21. Recycling options are still limited and expensive for EV batteries. Many of the materials in EV batteries cannot be economically recycled, which means they will be landfilled, or mandated recycling will push battery prices higher.
22. The International Energy Agency notes that, throughout its life, an EV will emit about half the CO2 emissions of an ICE vehicle. But while governments offer many thousands of dollars in subsidies and credits, economist Bjorn Lomborg points out that purchasing the other 50 percent in CO2 credits would cost as little as $300.
23. Even with lavish subsidies, EVs are not a cost-effective option for most Americans. The average price for an EV in 2022 was over $65,000.
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And the last problem is this. Even if all the predictions were true, and we all changed to electric, the temperature would be reduced by only a few 10ths of a degree in 80 years. Anyone who believes that prediction when the weather can’t be predicted even for tomorrow should see if he has lost their ability to think.
Why would we spend trillions, greatly destroy our quality of life, and destroy industries that directly and indirectly employ tens of millions to supposedly adjust temperatures by a minuscule amount?
24. The main selling point for EVs is their claimed ability to reduce CO2 emissions from vehicle traffic. However, recent Heritage Foundation modeling demonstrated that ‘eliminating all U.S. [GHG] emissions would reduce global temperatures by less than 0.2° Celsius by 2100.’
Here is another article the media won’t allow the public to see because a Federal Reserve governor says that climate change does not pose a significant financial risk to the U.S. economy.
No lesser mortal than Fed Governor Christopher Waller has dared to proclaim that climate change does not pose such “significantly unique or material” financial stability risks that the Federal Reserve should treat it separately in its supervision of the financial system.
Maybe young people would get married and have children if the media and other leftists wouldn’t spend so much of their efforts telling people we have only a few years left.
Everyone should remember that all previous dire predictions have been false. Why would new ones be better?
Reprinted with permission from American Thinker.