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    July 14, 2022
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    With gas prices at record highs, a new Consumer Reports survey found that 36% of Americans say they are planning to buy or lease an EV, or considering it. I suspect this is the real reason why gas prices are at record highs.

    https://www.consumerreports.org/hybrids-evs/interest-in-electric-vehicles-and-low-carbon-fuels-survey-a8457332578/

    But they might want to try renting one first, to make sure they know what they’re getting into. We’re seeing a growing number of stories lately about people who’ve put the electric vehicles that President Biden is trying to force us to drive to practical testing, with shockingly bad results. I told you about the trailer towing test, where the estimated range immediately started dropping until the driver had to turn around and come back before the electric pickup died.

    https://www.westernjournal.com/journalists-tow-camper-behind-electric-truck-end-stunning-failure-make-85-miles/

    Here’s someone else who tried that, with similar dire results.

    https://www.westernjournal.com/couple-towed-trailer-behind-80000-electric-truck-stop-every-100-miles-2700-mile-trip/

    We’ve also seen several stories of nightmare long distance trips in rented EVs that turned into days of panicked searches for charging stations. But there are too many stories to keep up with them all, so here’s just a quick round-up of a few of the more recent:

    In the new JD Powers Initial Quality Study, the EV brand Polestar ranked last among 36 brands, with Tesla tied at #30.

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/news/the-number-of-new-vehicle-problems-has-hit-a-record-high-new-study-says/ar-AAZkoKl

    It's reported that GM’s new HummerEV produces more CO2 per mile driven than some gas-powered sedans.

    https://www.inputmag.com/tech/gmc-hummer-ev-carbon-dioxide-emissions-electric-truck

    Not long after the president of Toyota said that EVs are over-hyped, Toyota issued a recall of its new electric bZ4X SUVs because the wheels are coming off. No, that’s not a metaphorical comment on the EV movement. The wheels are literally falling off.

    https://www.westernjournal.com/now-wheels-wont-stay-toyotas-new-electric-car-dangerously-fails-results-massive-recall/

    And if your intent in buying an EV is to help the environment, Issues & Insights has some “everything you know is wrong” info you should see. For instance, when you factor in the carbon footprint of the manufacturing process and the need to dispose of spent batteries, electric cars can be worse for the environment than classic cars or even a new gas-powered car.

    https://issuesinsights.com/2022/07/05/confirmed-again-the-green-agenda-is-taking-us-backward/

    And none of this even addresses the mastodon in the room: how are we going to charge tens of millions of electric vehicles when power companies even in Texas are warning people to turn off their lights, raise their thermostats and don't use their appliances during daylight hours to avoid widespread blackouts and brownouts due to "green energy" sources being unable to meet current power demands? 

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    • Kevin Steinman

      07/17/2022 03:45 PM

      I guess they had to take down the Consumer Reports about Electric vehicles as they don't want the real truth out there. You click on the link and page can not be found.

    • Donna Brady

      07/17/2022 03:29 PM

      This past May we were traveling to Texas and saw more trucks on the road then we’ve ever seen! Even saw a diesel truck towing a EV bus! We snapped a picture and laughed. How funny is that!

    • Judith M Seckel

      07/17/2022 03:27 PM

      I said that from the beginning. How can anyone with a brain in their heads see electric cars, trucks etc. making it when we as a country can’t keep our lights on?
      Biden and this saving the environment is a lie. But how do you convince people who are followers instead of independent thinkers?

    • Carol Johnson

      07/17/2022 03:24 PM

      Early in 2018, my husband and I leased a Lexus hybrid, and we were so satisfied we bought it when the lease was up! We get about 40 miles per gallon, and love it!

    • Carol Ann Smith

      07/17/2022 03:19 PM

      This green agenda is INSANE!! Doesn't work, isn't needed at all. Far too expensive!

    • Deborah Bukala

      07/17/2022 02:38 PM

      We live in rural West Virginia. No "charging stations" here. No desire by anyone we know to invest in an electric vehicle. The most popular and numerous stores in our small town are auto parts stores. We have three of them and one grocery store. Old trucks and cars get repaired by their owners and driven until they die. DC has no clue.

    • Susan M Waycaster

      07/17/2022 02:26 PM

      Our 'career politician' President is ruining OUR country !

    • Edward J Sprague

      07/17/2022 02:15 PM

      Why no solar panels on the roof or an emergency pedal system.

    • Mary

      07/17/2022 02:12 PM

      If you really want to help the environment, plant something. Plant lots of somethings.

    • Carol MacMillan Godsey

      07/17/2022 01:47 PM

      Add to that the report that a 50% decrease in airborne particulate in the US and Europe since 1980 has led to a temperature increase and more severe storms in the Atlantic, while an increase in particulate in the Western Pacific has led to cooler temps and less severe storms in the Pacific!

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    No test?!?

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