EV’s Not Family Workhorses, But Short-Range Second Cars

Posted: April 23, 2021 by oldbrew in Batteries, opinion, Travel
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EVs are looking more and more like the non-solution to the non-problem.

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By Ronald Stein ~

With half of the EV’s in the entire country being located in California, the recent 2021 California study may be a downer for the EV excitement as it shows that EV’s are driven half as much as internal combustion engine vehicles. The study illustrates that EV’s are generally second vehicles and not the primary workhorse vehicle for those few elites that can afford them.

To date, zero and low emission vehicles are generally from the hybrid and electric car owners which are a scholarly bunch; over 70 percent of EV owners have a four-year college or post-graduate degree. This likely explains why the average household income of EV purchasers is upwards of $200,000.

If you are not in that higher educated echelon and the high-income range of society, and a homeowner or resident of a NEW apartment that has charging access there may…

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  1. JB says:

    “the hybrid and electric car owners which are a scholarly bunch; over 70 percent of EV owners have a four-year college or post-graduate degree.”

    Lotta good that “education” did them. These are the people who will be paying the bulk of the VMT in the future if this continues. And we’re fairly sure from past experience these affluent educated idiots will rebel at that, to find some way to spread it around non-users.

    This is what the Gates’ consortium wanted–restriction of travel. Except the more restricted, the fewer participants, until the cost burden entirely rests upon the most wealthy. (Has anyone really looked at the maintenance cost of present commercial aircraft?) Seems such proles cannot refrain from cutting their own throats.

    All evidence of the efficacy of Poirier’s Theorem:
    Knowledge is Power.
    Time is Money.
    Power equals Work divided by Time.
    Therefore Money equals Work divided by Knowledge.
    Thus Money approaches infinity as Knowledge approaches zero.

  2. oldbrew says:

    EV’s are driven half as much as internal combustion engine vehicles.

    Recharging mid-journey is a pain they can’t cure.

    New ways of charging needed to boost electric car revolution
    15 Apr 2021

    But the practice of plugging in at higher charge rates causes challenges, and could in some cases speed up battery degradation.

    https://www.imeche.org/news/news-article/new-ways-of-charging-needed-to-boost-electric-car-revolution
    – – –
    Only ‘some cases’? The ‘electric car revolution’ is just a government scheme. Even now they struggle to generate enough electricity sometimes, due to unreliable renewables.

  3. stpaulchuck says:

    I have a 2001 Ford F150 and a 2004 Lincoln Town Car. Both have big V8’s and both are big vehicles and we love them. Eventually I’m going to have to change the F150 due to road salt eating the body We’ll keep detailing the Town Car for years yet.

    As everyone who hangs around here knows CO2 is not a pollutant so screw ’em Dan-O. I can’t wait until one of those plastic cars collides with one of mine. “Clean up on lane 2.” I also want to see the reactions when the feds finally figure out they have to tax the EV’s for road use. That conversation has already started. My guesstimate is the easiest way is “at the pump”, IOW you put meters on charging stations and home charging outlets and put tax on point of sale. Gas pumps and house electric work that way. There’s also going to be a hit on license tags for the infrastructure build-out, ha ha ha.

  4. Chaswarnertoo says:

    Coal fired electric cars are a silly toy. Gets back into V8 Jeep.

  5. ivan says:

    Maybe they should consider bringing back the Stanley Steamer – it had the range, and the world speed record, does not require expensive batteries and with a modern LPG flash boiler wouldn’t need very long from ‘get it to go’. Only problem with that is it doesn’t fit the green idea that it should be very expensive.

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