11 Reasons Why Electric Cars Will Never be the Thing

by | Mar 15, 2022 |

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When Elon Musk, who makes his fortune from Tesla electric car sales, boosts an increase in American oil and gas production to make up for the loss of Russian imports, you just know President Joe Biden is on the wrong track. 

On March 4th, the billionaire CEO of Tesla tweeted:

“Hate to say it, but we need to increase oil & gas output immediately. Extraordinary times demand extraordinary measures.”

Musk added eight minutes later:

“Obviously, this would negatively affect Tesla, but sustainable energy solutions simply cannot react instantaneously to make up for Russian oil & gas exports.”

He’s right, of course. Yet the fantasy of the Globalists, Green New Deal, AOC, Bernie Sanders, Obama, Biden, crowd ⏤ the electric car goes on unabated even as many of them sank with cargo ship Felicity Ace off the coast of Portugal’s Azores Islands on March 1 after a fire raged for two weeks, likely as a result of their hazardous lithium-ion batteries. Even without any effort on the part of those of us who recognize their liabilities, electric cars will never occupy more than 10% of cars on the American road. By continuing to write the truth about them, we hope to slow the current government and their green promoters from further eliminating our economic and safe dependence on fossil fuels. And, surprisingly, Musk, the EV pioneer, is now on the side of common sense concerning our transportation energy sources. 

Here are 11 reasons electric cars will never be the ‘thing”… and yes, I’m sure you can add to this list in the comments:

1 – $10,000 excess cost over comparable internal combustion engine-driven cars

2 – Insufficient places to recharge

3 – Excess time to recharge versus filling a gas tank—at least six times longer requiring six times as many filling stations as we have today

4 – Availability of excess energy in the nation—we simply do not have the electricity available to support a mass transition to EVs

5 – Low mileage, for most owners it is just a second car

6 – Cold-weather range reduction—EV batteries don’t work well at low temperatures 

7 – Used car value—due to the high cost of replacing the battery

8 – Limited density per neighborhood—or the neighborhood grid will overload

9 – Battery cost and life—needing two or three expensive batteries in a car’s lifetime

10 – Parking limitations—Germany has banned EVs from underground parking due to fire risk

11 – Serious environmental and human rights abuses abound across the world due to the way in which EV batteries are made

Larry Bell, Professor of Space Architecture at the University of Houston where he and his students designed the International Space Station, stated that the latest de facto EV mandate from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposes to require the current 3% of those magical “energy” plug-in vehicles to make up 17% of the market by 2026. This would be accomplished by increasing the required average fleet miles per gallon to 55 up from 43 mpg agreed by the Trump administration (which itself was uncalled for).

Most auto manufacturers lose between $10,000 and $12,000 on every electric car they make but make it up by raising the prices of their more popular internal combustion cars. According to the Kelly Bluebook, an average EV car costs just over $51,000, which is $11,000 more than the average 4-door sedan conventional car and $30,000 more than a compact.

EV drivers not only pay through the nose when they buy the vehicle, but they also manage half the miles traveled per year because of the limited range and time recharging them.

EPA’s fuel efficiency regulatory over-reach is premised on the fallacious notion that their net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions goal will somehow end billions of years of climate change on this planet. And we will power ourselves primarily with Chinese solar and wind materials while China, exempt from any UN limits on GHG emissions, builds a new coal-fired power plant each week. 

We will also need $300 billion of power lines to carry the electricity from the wind and solar stations Biden wants us to install across the nation. And, of course, most folks will want to recharge their EVs at night when neither the Sun is shining nor the wind blowing. They had better hope that America maintains plenty of coal or natural gas-fired electricity generation to make up the difference.

Nevertheless, like the rest of the naïve Biden administration, EPA Administrator Michael Regan is confident of the EV changeover as he said recently that most car manufacturers have “made public commitments to build these cars in the future.”

Not surprisingly, a joint statement issued by BMW, Ford, Honda, Volkswagen, and Volvo said that reaching an electric car future will depend on tremendous support from the government. Similarly, the auto and supplier trade group Alliance for Automotive Innovation argued that it will be difficult to achieve higher fuel standards without federal support to help the industry transition to electric vehicles.

In the meantime, Musk’s Tesla is really enjoying all the politics of the debate as they pocketed $1.58 billion in 2020 selling to other manufacturers surplus regulatory credits, more than its net $852 million vehicle sales income.

So, if you don’t mind the high price, don’t need to drive very far or often, have a reliable, weather-independent recharging source, never need to drive in cold weather, and don’t care about the environment or human rights, then sure, as the British would say, fill your boots and buy an electric car. It is, after all, still a free country. But using billions of American tax dollars to fund Biden’s EV pipe dream is criminal. 

Tune into AmericaOutLoud.com this weekend March 19 and 20 at 11 am or 8 pm or both days to hear Dr. Larry Bell discuss these issues and his role in America’s Space Station.

Dr. Jay Lehr and Tom Harris

Dr. Jay Lehr is a Senior Policy Analyst with the International Climate Science Coalition and former Science Director of The Heartland Institute. He is an internationally renowned scientist, author, and speaker who has testified before Congress on dozens of occasions on environmental issues and consulted with nearly every agency of the national government and many foreign countries. After graduating from Princeton University at the age of 20 with a degree in Geological Engineering, he received the nation’s first Ph.D. in Groundwater Hydrology from the University of Arizona. He later became executive director of the National Association of Groundwater Scientists and Engineers.

Tom Harris is Executive Director of the Ottawa, Canada-based International Climate Science Coalition, and a policy advisor to The Heartland Institute. He has 40 years experience as a mechanical engineer/project manager, science and technology communications professional, technical trainer, and S&T advisor to a former Opposition Senior Environment Critic in Canada’s Parliament.

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Harry
Harry
9 months ago

And here’s a video that debunks the nonsense in this article:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15QnAUTKzJw

Let’s see how much you really believe in free speech – will this comment be allowed to stand, I wonder?

Jason
Jason
Reply to  Harry
26 days ago

The biggest problem here is really child slavery quite frankly not to mention it is not cost effective to recycle Lithium batteries. Only about 3% of lithium batteries are recycled globally. Also Lithium mining destroys ground water, but also requires a massive amount of water to process ore. Lithium recycling is very difficult unless companies are willing to provide details of the battery chemistries. However these are trade secrets. Recycling companies need to know the composition of the battery to effectively recycle it. Only companies that make charging stations can service them and they can be out of service for long periods of time since no third party can perform this. So green definitely not, but again slavery literally slavery helps mine the cobalt used here. For a government that seems so concerned about racism, slavery and reparations funny child slavery I guess is OK as long as you can add the word green.

Trip aT
Trip aT
9 months ago

It’s hard to know where to start. Why put up 2020 sales numbers. 2021 is in the books and Tesla sold 930,000 cars. If average sales price was 60k, income would be 58 billion. And their gross margins are insane. I am a solid Republican and a capitalist. You are so far on the wrong side of this one that I suspect there is a big oil lobby behind the article instead of science. These are American cars built by non union labor with high USA material content. A private company by the same man is launching rockets at a rate the NASA boondoggle could never match. Wake up to reality

Lakesha Scout
Lakesha Scout
Reply to  Trip aT
6 months ago

Actually TripaT, your comments are not valid. Yes Tesla produced 936,172. vehicles in 2021, however that distribution was global and does not represent sales but production orders.
Second, Tesla does not sell vehicles at retail price to its dealerships, the traditional sales to dealerships usually represents a 20-28 percent mark up from manufacturing cost, and the dealership in turn marks up cars from 20 to 35 percent based upon their supply and demand. The $60k price you state is the manufacturers suggested retail price (MSRP), which is a marketing number that has nothing to do with the vehicle cost, its dealer cost or the final sales price.

Basic accounting would indicate
A cost associated with manufacturing the vehicle of X (Cost of Goods Sold)
A cost of selling the vehicle to the dealer, which would be X+
And finally a cost of sales by the dealership of X++

It could therefore be concluded that (X+ minus X) would be the valid profit associated with Tesla sales to its dealers and not X++ entirely. Finally warranty reserves would need be removed from X+ in order to obtain the final profit of Tesla. You could read Tesla, Balance sheet for 2021 to determine their net income (4.9b for 2021) that was up from 2020 which was 640m

Cathy KIchler
Cathy KIchler
9 months ago

California new car sales are 35% EV and the percentage goes higher each year. Europe and China both have even higher percentages of EV new car sales. Dr. Lehr and Mr. Harris published an opinion piece including many factual errors and older points that are no longer true. Please seriously consider buying an EV when it’s time to replace your car. I can recommend the Tesla Model 3 Long Range sedan or Model Y Long Range crossover. Expensive upfront? Yes and so worth it for drivers who keep cars for 10 years or more. Be sure to order the car a year ahead because demand is high. Hire an electrician to install an EV charger in your garage a month before taking delivery of your 1st EV. The vast majority of charging happens overnight by plugging it in like a cell phone. Trust me, it won’t be your last EV!

Lakesha Scout
Lakesha Scout
Reply to  Cathy KIchler
6 months ago

Cathy
If what you say is valid, then where do you think a simple commodity such as copper is going to come from in order to meet the demand necessary to outfit Americas entire fleet of vehicles? 13.6 metric tonnes of copper would be needed to manufacture 100m EVs for an American private fleet change over, and that does not include commercial vehicles.

This ideal to go entirely EV is therefore nothing but a pipe dream, Its not feasible long term. Look to Hydrogen, that will be the next logical step in energy independence for America.
Most of Asia is moving to Hydrogen and away from EVs… Even Tesla is doing the same.

Lakesha Scout
Lakesha Scout
6 months ago

Lets Discuss point more valid than the 10 listed above
The world production of Copper is about 12.225 m metric tonnes in 2018.

Electric cars use roughly 300 lbs of copper per vehicle.
To outfit 100m vehicles in order to replace most of Americas private fleet by 2035 (13.5 years), the industry would need 13.6m metric tonnes
American output of copper is 1,22m metric tonnes metric tons
This means the entire of American copper output would need to be dedicated to EV construction only over the next 11.25 years (not probable). The other alternative is to attempt to increase output by 82% per year over the next 13.5 years (again not probable). Factually, it would take the entire worlds production of copper to increase by 10% per year in order to meet the need for Americas electric car revolution (only a slight maybe).
Attempting to convert Americas commercial fleet would drive those numbers up astronomically as a single bus requires 800lbs of copper. Not to mention such an increase in copper would vastly raise the price of such a commodity, especially as America was about 1/2 through its conversion, and couldn’t turn around.

Then lets look at the cost of a single EV ($60,000), with a 84/mo loan at 5% the payment on such a vehicle would be $848/month. Compare that to a $26,500 Malibu which cost $500/mo over 60 mo.
Its not likely that most Americans could afford the $500/mo payment over 5 years much less the $848/mo EV payment over 7 years, especially in the face of such rapid price inflation. Its most definite that poor and lower middle class Americans could never afford such costs relative to acquiring an EV. Without an decent supply or used EVs to rely upon, the poor and lower middle class would find themselves with no way to travel (Catch 22).

These are but two additional examples why the Democrat party ideal of all electric cars is not feasible.

b58hustler
b58hustler
6 months ago

The Communist operated Democrat Socialists are the pawns of the WEF and they know Evs aren’t sustainable. They don’t care. They are trying to destroy everything about capitalism and American patriotism. this is their plan. They want you unable to get away.

Georgia
Georgia
10 months ago

Gone will be weekend get-aways to the mountains, unless they are very close to home. In California, power outages are becoming the norm due to fires. Traffic jams during hot summer days mean turning off your car ac to protect the battery. Where will all the needed charging stations be installed? They will be an eyesore due to needed acreage & not able to serve the same amount of cars per hour as gas stations can. The time spent charging takes away from your weekend get-away time which could have been spent shopping, dining out, sight-seeing along the way. Imagine having to hang out at a gas station for a few hours! No thanks.

Tom Harris
Reply to  Georgia
10 months ago

Well said Georgia!

Tom Harris

dzerres
dzerres
Reply to  Georgia
9 months ago

None of that is true. A charger can be put anywhere, not just at formall “stations”. I’ve never seen a as pump in the parking garage of a shopping center or at a hotel. A gasoline station is also an environmental nightmare: do some research on “gas plumes” under old service stations. That plume always makes its way into the nearest surface and/or groundwater source. Way over 90% of your charging will be done at home, at night, at rates about 1/3 cheaper than normal electric rates. Nothing but lies, but good try.

Lakesha Scout
Lakesha Scout
Reply to  Georgia
6 months ago

EVs are a pipe dream of the global Hegelian’s, Reality is…. all nations shall eventually turn to Hydrogen as the solution to diminishing fossil fuel supplies. The change to hydrogen will occur quite rapidly, as most current engine design can easily be converted to burn hydrogen. Further, fueling such vehicles is the same as fueling gasoline and diesel vehicles today.

Finally, power grids will also take advantage of Hydrogen as a fuel source. There will still be mixed sources of energy, but what we are learning of solar, is its not feasible. The panels don’t last long enough as they self destruct in the extreme heat, further they become dirty over time and require constant maintenance in order to provide their design output for the duration of their existence (about 7- 10 years max)
Wind turbines have proven to be extremely problematic as they experience vast transmission and bearing issues due to extreme stresses placed upon their components due to the mass of the propellers, and wind stresses.

If you pay attention to prophecy, Persia (Iran) becomes extremely wealthy during this current manufactured energy crisis. However their power from that wealth is short lived. That can only indicate that oil is eventually eliminated as an energy source. Its not reasonable that it is replaced by EVs so … that leaves hydrogen as the logical source. A rapid change in energy to Hydrogen will cause the financial failure of Persias (Iran), crude oil sales, which would fulfill the prophecy.

Byron Bates
Byron Bates
10 months ago

Any new technology must be market driven – mostly without government subsidy or heavy regulation or kick backs to government leaders.

A combustion engine that uses gray hydrogen to provide electricity to a battery car, could become a low cost method of transportation while still using oil to make plastics and a whole host of products (but they would cost more because gasoline would not be the largest reason to drill for oil).

On the reason-to-do-it side, we may find tech that helps colonize Mars.

As for now, we need to become the worlds largest producer of oil and natural gas.

dzerres
dzerres
Reply to  Byron Bates
9 months ago

Oil extraction has been subsidized and tax-incentivized for over 100 years. When will oil ever stand on its own merit? NEVER. Not if Big Oil continues to get its way. Do you realize that almost all of our foreign policy initiates and almost the entire defense budget is based on ensuring that oil flows around the world? Talk about “subsidies”.

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