The evidence is stacking against the so-called “green” EV technology alternative.
We’ve done several articles on the pros and cons of lithium-ion, hydrogen cell and old-school internal combustion power before (links below). No one is claiming internal combustion is clean by any stretch, but the myth that EVs are a cleaner and more environmentally friendly alternative is becoming all too obviously lacking in evidence.
here’s more reasons to think before shelling out for that new Tesla (or second hand Leaf for the majority of us!) MH
via climate science
•The Tesla battery alone weighs 800kg—that’s nearly a ton—equivalent to ten passengers (an average petrol engine + fuel weighs about 140kg).
•Every servicing garage will be compelled to buy a completely new suite oftools, lifts, ramps etc. under electrical safety regulations for EVs.
• Death from exposure. In winter, travelling, say, over the Yorkshire moors in a blizzard at night, you are likely to die. The car ‘dies’, as battery power drops due to the cold. There is now no heating. You freeze inside, you freeze outside trying to find help. Petrol and diesel cars do not have this problem.
•As most of the numpties, who think electric cars are viable, live in towns the above point doubtless passes them by, but the huge potential for traffic clogging due to ‘dead’ electric vehicles has not been considered, nor has the issue of time to recharge. Currently an average petrol car takes about five minutes to fill up with petrol, pay and depart. If an electric car takes a minimum of 75 minutes to recharge (five hours is more likely), either the queues are going to be astronomical9 and the time wasted ditto (see also note4.) or there will need to be nearly five million charge points installed at an estimated roll out cost of £20 billion. The BBC took an electric car from London to Edinburgh. It took three days, slower than a stagecoach. People sometimes need to get to places quickly! In case anyone thinks that there is a miracle battery just over the horizon,
Here is an excellent short video which highlights the contradiction at the heart of the green movement, namely that it is funded by the very people that it opposes – the billionaires who run the major banks and fossil fuel companies.
via climate science
The real agenda behind EV versus gas is political and economical: China thrives on Rare Earth Metal mining and the US is largely oil based. China therefore uses it’s influence in institutions around the world to suggest that battery power is the way forwards and “petrol/gasoline is the enemy”. A bit bizarre when even the most “green” of EVs has lots of plastic trim and bodywork, and relies on oil based lubricants to move down the road. I wish these boys would learn to trade nicely and cut the bullshit so we can get on with developing/funding some genuinely clean energy alternatives.