- Jun 11, 2020
- Carthage NC...Deep in the woods
- Kubota MX 5800, SkidPro 4 in 1, Ratchet rake, SkidPro pallet forks
I wonder how the drought situation in the west (especially in areas dependent on hydro power) will affect EV implementation. Lower levels behind the hydro dams=less output.
No one's building any new coal or nuke plants, wind and solar can only provide so much.
While properly equipped coal plants can be fairly clean, you've got to look at the big picture. Mining of it is anything but.
I wouldn't call myself a naysayer, but I do question a lot of the hype on EVs. The gov't is kind of forcing automakers towards EVs with overly strict fuel economy/emissions regulations. Personally, I see EVs having a place (commuter/city cars), but I also see it remaining a niche market for quite some time to come, I definitely don't expect them to be mainstream in my lifetime.
I haven't read every single post in this thread, but what about as these vehicles get older? Let's for argument's sake that the batteries will be good for 8 years. They're quite expensive, and are likely to remain so. That's gonna put a crimp in desirability for used vehicles, and not everyone can afford to buy new.
Also, the technology is changing quite rapidly. How backward-compatible are new batteries (or for that matter the electronics that control the car) with old vehicles? Are dealers (sounds like independent mechanics are being shut out of all this) going to keep a large, pricey inventory on hand for 10+ year old cars?
I have not watched in years but....South Park did an episode on the Prius I think set in San Francisco.Pointless virtue signaling.
Efforts to rein in global warming by eating no meat or driving electric cars are completely ineffective, states a sobering essay.www.breitbart.com
They called it the pious?