So you advocate or want a “green” electric car ??
A Canadian Comments On Electric Powered Vehicles
Ever since the advent of electric cars, the REAL cost per mile has never been discussed.
All you ever hear is the mpg in terms of gasoline, with nary a mention of the cost of electricity.
Electricity has to be one of the least efficient ways to power cars, yet it is being shoved down your throats. This person put engineering and math to paper. Whether these numbers are right or wrong, you need to take the basis of this email into account if you are considering buying an electric car… look at the figures.
A British Columbia Hydro executi v e said: If you really intend to adopt electric vehicles, you have to face certain realities. For example, a home charging system for a Tesla requires a 75-amp service. If even half the homes to have electric vehicles, the area electrical system would be wildly over-loaded with Tesla electric cars.
This is the elephant in the room with electric vehicles. Your residential infrastructure cannot bear the load.
So as your genius elected officials promote this nonsense, not only are you being urged to buy these things and replace your reliable, cheap generating systems with expensive, new windmills and solar cells, but you will also have to renovate your entire delivery system! This latter “investment” will not be discovered until you’re so far down this dead-end road that it will be a real issue.
Eric test drove the Chevy Volt at the invitation of General Motors and he writes, “For four days in a row, the fully charged battery lasted only 25 miles before the Volt switched to the reserve gasoline engine.”
Eric calculated the car got 30 mpg including the 25 miles it ran on the battery. So, the range including the 9-gallon gas tank and the 16-kwh battery is approximately 270 miles.
It will take you 4.5 hours to drive 270 miles at 60 mph. Then add 10 hours to charge the battery and you have a total trip time of 14.5 hours. In a typical road trip your average speed (including charging time) would be 20 mph.
According to General Motors, the Volt battery holds 16 kwh of electricity. It takes a full 10 hours to charge a drained battery. The cost for the electricity to charge the Volt is never mentioned.
If you pay approximately (it varies with amount used and the seasons) $1.16 per kwh.
16 kwh X $1.16 per kwh = $18.56 to charge the battery.
$18.56 per charge divided by 25 miles = $0.74 per mile to operate the Volt using the battery.
Compare this to a similar size car with a gasoline engine that gets 32 mpg. $3.19 per gallon divided by 32 mpg = $0.10 per mile.
The gasoline powered car costs about $20,000 while the Volt costs $46,000-plus.
I don’t know what General Motors gets for subsidies from the federal government, but Tesla gets subsidized up to $48,000 of our taxes per car!
The “Greenies” and “Tree Huggers” in the American Government want loyal Americans to simply accept what is said on face value.
But to pay two to three times as much for a car, that costs more than seven times as much to run and will make your trip take much longer considering all factors… that is the definition of mentally defective thought.
Do your own math and verify these statements, as I don’t know the accuracy of this email. However, knowing that it is being pushed by our government is proof enough that some or most of it is bulls#!t.
Just like our energy dependence savior Ethanol, from farm corn, costs over $12 per gallon to manufacture. But the Ethanol program got Congress Members and Senators huge political donations from farm lobbying organizations.
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