The Myth of EV Utopia

I don’t mind electric vehicles. My problem is with the woke element that is often attached EVs. If woke progressives had their way, they would ban internal combustion engine cars to “save the planet.” Of course, the problem is that EVs can never fully replace ICE cars. Peter Zeihan does a nice job explaining some of the problems:

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9 Responses to The Myth of EV Utopia

  1. Dhay says:

    An electrician friend of mine tells me that a new UK housing estate is built, and the developers assess what rating — maximum safe carrying capacity — is required for the common cable supplying the houses in each street, the cable rating chosen is determined by calculation based on statistics; statistics such as how many people arrive home from work and at what spread of times, what proportion will then put the kettle and electric heating (including the heat pumps that the UK government plans shall eventually replace gas powered central heating) on while starting to cook, wash and dry clothes, use dishwashers, etc etc etc, and at what spread of times; it’s an inexact science, but as any actuary can tell you — I’ll use car insurance as an example — although you cannot predict that Mr Jones will crash next Tuesday, and the cost of the damage, there’s a reliable profit to be made when insurers back what national statistics tell them about people like him.

    In case you haven’t cottoned on, if all of the people living in a street were to cook, heat, etc etc, simultaneously, the power supply cable for the street wouldn’t cope.

    Now add in the EV Utopia of everybody in the street, some households having two or three cars, coming home and charging their EVs using, per car, the standard 7kW that a domestic charging point is rated at. In a word: problems.

    It never gets mentioned, it’s an ‘elephant in the room.’

  2. I have never, ever, ever heard an EV enthusiast explain how a large group of people in a block of flats/apartment block are all supposed to share a handful of EV charging stations outside the building.

  3. TFBW says:

    The problem will more or less solve itself as nobody will be able to afford that much electricity in the first place.

  4. Nuke says:

    This all goes back to the fact that for climate change zealots, environmentalists, etc., electricity is pure magic. And who can blame them (given their deplorable public education)? They flip switch and light go on. They plug in phone and battery go up. The fact that there is a massive, complicated, and fragile and aging infrastructure that was built over many decades to produce so reliable and affordable a set of conveniences for them goes totally unnoticed. No, just build more wind turbines and solar panels, install “smart” meters, and force everyone to buy EVs, and all will be perfect! What could possibly go wrong??

  5. But but but what happens when “sun go off” and “wind not blow”???

  6. TFBW says:

    Then flip switch and light not go on. Then tell government, government must fix. Make switch work. Need more government.

  7. Nuke says:

    “Sun go off” and “wind not blow” are clearly the result of Climate Change™. Banning all forms of combustion and outlawing beef will fix the problem, as The Science™ consistently assures us.

  8. EV instruction manual:

    1. Press starter button
    2. Car not go BRRRRMMM
    3. Car good.

  9. Eric says:

    Reblogged this on Calculus of Decay .

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