Viral video shows attempts to charge electric vehicles
A reporter’s video has gone viral after he filmed his struggles with trying to charge his Tesla, exposing the reasons why electric cars won’t solve the gas crisis.
The Biden administration has been heavily pushing electric cars, promising Americans that switching to the expensive vehicles will magically solve the problem of rising gas prices.
To help us make this quick switch, the Biden admin admits they’re counting on today’s higher gas prices to prompt us to park or scrap our cars next week, and splash out tens of thousands of dollars to whisk off in our lithium-filled electric ride.
However, people who already own electric cars are reporting major flaws with the Democratic vision of a green transportation utopia.
Business Insider reporter Ben Bergman recently tweeted while in a long line of electric cars waiting to be charged.
While gas cars can be filled in minutes, an electric vehicle can typically take around half an hour to charge at a fast-charging point.
“The very rare time as a Tesla owner I wish I could pay $6/gallon for gas and be on my way,” Bergman captions a video of a long line of Teslas.
“We need more super chargers.”
— Ben Bergman (@thebenbergman) March 20, 2022
One response to his tweet featured a video of a stranded roadside Tesla being rescued by — of all things — a man with a gas can!
He provided gasoline to fuel a small portable Honda generator the stranded driver had in his trunk to jumpstart the Tesla.
Note the bemused good Samaritan as his gas can is used to fuel the Honda generator: “You could’ve gotten a Honda and saved all this and you’d be done!”
— Kuppy (@hkuppy) June 10, 2021
The dream of the greenies and the Biden administration is just that: a dream.
It might come true in the distant future, but until then, most of us will stick with our gas-powered vehicles.
Besides a lack of charging facilities and supporting infrastructure, electric cars have their own maintenance issues related to battery costs.
And then there are the environmental issues related to increased power generation and materials needed for those batteries.
There is a reason we are able to cruise in our cars all over the countryside, sometimes as far as 500 miles at a time: the internal combustion engine.
Electric cars are nothing new.
In the infancy of automobiles in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, they were one of three modes of propulsion applied to the new horseless carriages: electric, steam, and gasoline.
Although battery technology has improved since that time, early electric cars had the same problem as those of today: range.
They were considered ideal for little old ladies to hum gently around the neighborhood.
And steam-powered cars took too long to raise steam pressure for immediate use.
But gasoline cars started immediately and had greater range. (Weight problems meant diesel technology for roadway use wouldn’t be ready for several decades.)
As a result, for 100 years the automobile and its developing infrastructure of highways and fueling systems gave individuals and businesses increasing freedom of movement for expanded commercial and social opportunities.
And the internal combustion engine learned to fly, first in piston planes, then in jets.
But now we’re told to stop immediately, throw it all away.
Get rid of an established, workable technology and limit ownership of cars to the elites who can afford them.
The rest of us can walk, ride bikes and take urban mass transit.
And electric airplanes? Forget it.
Weight is the big enemy, batteries are heavy, and fossil fuel burn helps the plane get lighter and more efficient the farther it travels.
What about those in rural areas and small towns without transit systems?
Too bad. Move.
And while you’re at it, learn to code.
There may be a practical use for electric auto technology in concentrated urban areas.
Much like high-speed floor-to-floor building elevators, they might have their place.
Assuming the power grid is upgraded.
But for now, none of this makes sense.
Governments are outlawing internal combustion cars and automakers are launching electric vehicle models to the point that Chrysler says it will be all-electric by 2028.