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Sales of electric vehicles (EVs) are slow, despite lavish tax incentives. They’re 6% of the car market now but must be 60% of the market by 2030 and 66% by 2032 by a Biden Administration rule. Which comes closest to your view of EVs?

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Mist Carter
Mist Carter
2 months ago

Are you comfortable with the fact that the current US National Debt is approaching $34 trillion? Do you like the massive increase in your monthly energy bill as a result of an executive order by the President to shut down the Keystone Pipeline and other actions to end our energy independence as a nation? 

Did you enjoy all the mandates and restrictions during the COVID days, that were commanded instead of simply advised or encouraged? Are you excited that the government will ban gas stoves, water heaters, heating units in order for us to be an “all-electric” nation? Don’t tell the government that electricity is produced from fossil fuels. And, don’t worry that electricity rates are through the roof. 

So, go ahead, run out and purchase that outrageously priced electric vehicle, eventually paying more for electricity than gasoline, and hope you are not charging it during a black-out.

This mad push to rid our use of fossil fuels and replace them with solar and wind for our energy needs is ludicrous. Why on earth can’t we have both. Just stop with the MANDATES! After all, fossil fuels are vital in the production of solar panels. Wind turbines, as well, require petroleum products and other fossil fuels in every step of their life-cycle.

The environmental impact of mining the rare metals required for windmills and solar panels makes their use questionable. And what happens when the life of solar panels, wind turbines, and their batteries for storage of their produced energy, ends? Most are placed in gigantic landfills that end up polluting soils and perhaps water sources.

Let’s not forget about the harmful mining that takes place in mainly third-world countries for the procurement of raw materials, use, and yet to be seen recycling of EV batteries. Battery production causes more environmental damage than carbon emissions alone; not to mention the human rights abuses employed in that industry. Look at the wastewater and other impacts from cobalt mining.

And aren’t they using equipment that runs on fossil fuels to mine the cobalt, lithium, nickel and other raw materials? It is estimated that 11 million tons of spent lithium-ion batteries will flood our world by 2025, without systems in place to safely dispose of them. By the way, the price of cobalt rose by more than 80% over the past few years. You think EVs are expensive now, just wait. 

So, Mr. Gore, Mr. Biden, Ms. Granholm, Mr. Gates and all the other fascist gas-lighters – stop serving the Kool-Aid! We’re not interested!

“The king establishes the land by justice, But he who receives bribes overthrows it.” Proverbs 29:4

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JIM WOOD
JIM WOOD
2 months ago

The brain dead Biden Administration continues to push this lousy idea down our throats, and of course in my state, California, Newsom does the same. First of all the idea that you are saving money purchasing these cars is false. The lifetime of the battery itself will last maybe 8-10 years, then you must replace it for a nominal fee of $15k-25k. The tire replacement is excessive because of weight of the battery. The insurance premium will be more expensive, and if you get into an accident most insurance companies will not repair the car because of all the electronic functions, therefore causing you another decision to go purchase another one. In a state like mine, the EV could make sense if you do not have to commute long distances, but overall extended travel takes longer because of in adequate charging stations, especially in rural areas. Another factor is the fire problem with batteries exploding, and they can burn for long periods of time. recently my area has had 2 accidents where the acceleration of the car was uncontrollable and caused fatalities. Finally where are we going to store the used batteries in the future without causing even greater harm to our polution and air quality. Biden is driven by the radical left. has no clue what is going on, and must be defeated with someone with common sense. We are in dangerous times.

PHIL
PHIL
2 months ago

Government has no business in designating what the people can and cannot buy

Teresa Knox
Teresa Knox
2 months ago

Getting the materials to manufacture electric cars is FAR more damaging to the environment, not the mention the use of child labor to mine for the elements. And I would have liked to check more than one box. Am so sick of the government overreach and Biden spending money like we have it.

John Gannon
John Gannon
2 months ago

The problem I have is the Lithium Battery that is known to explode and burn as long as there is something to burn, destroying the ground being mined by children and it will cause home insurance premiums to go higher because when car is in Garage or Under Condominiums it will cause a disaster

Harry
Harry
2 months ago

The government should not subsidize EVs, let the market be driven by the people. The manner of lithium extraction is very destructive for the environment. The state of California does not have enough electric energy to support charging stations, we can’t even support basic electrical grid supply. They are overpriced. Right now EV owners do not pay to use the roads (maintenance) because they don’t pay gasoline taxes. Costs of purchase and and maintenance are prohibitive.

Kim
Kim
2 months ago

There are many reasons why an EV is not for me.

I’ve read that it takes 500,000 tons of ore to be mined to extract the minerals needed for one battery. How destructive is THAT to the environment? Most of those minerals come from–you guessed it–China! And when the battery needs to be replaced after 8 or 10 years, where will all that stuff go?

EV cars are much heavier because of the battery. Wear and tear on the roads could be a problem if we continue to drive as much as we do now. And without gasoline taxes being collected, how will those roads get fixed? Oh…right…don’t worry; more taxes for EV drivers are in the works. Not known for doing the deep dive into issues and their ramifications, they can always tax us more and implement more regulations to tide us over until people get smart and elect conservatives up and down the ballot.

Bring a book because filling the EV takes a lot longer than gassing up the old Tacoma. And its range is limited. But that’s the point, isn’t it? Liberals want to limit your time on the road vacationing with the family, seeing the sights, visiting family and friends 3 states over. It’s all about control with these half-wit democrats in Washington.

And that’s my primary reason for saying “Never!” It’s another d@$# government mandate that takes away your freedom to choose the mode of transportation that best suits you and your family. We no longer decide for ourselves how we want to live in this great country. Elect the dems into office again in 2024 and they’ll continue to pile on the mandates, control our lives, remove our freedoms, and generally make us miserable.

Bob
Bob
2 months ago

Stolen Elections Have Consequences.

Greg Osborne
Greg Osborne
2 months ago

A scam by the globalist new world order to control the Useful Idiots.

Dante
Dante
2 months ago

Rush Limbaugh use to say “Democrats destroy everything they touch ” Now they are going to destroy the EV market by trying to jam them down our throats.

Joseph Pittelli
Joseph Pittelli
2 months ago

These EV’s wouldn’t even be a thing without taxpayer subsidies, and I didn’t vote to have my hard earned tax dollars being used to Pay for something that I don’t even like, and would never purchase. in a free market if it’s a good idea, it doesn’t need any help from the taxpayers people will be the path to their door. All fake change agenda is making us all go broke. Well, the rich elite travel by private plane and million dollar yachts we all struggle to survive. I for one I’m sick and tired of all of this crap being pushed down our throats by an incompetent crooked government.

Garyk
Garyk
2 months ago

This EV garbage,just like the global warming fiasco is a fabricated fraud that’s trying to be shoved down people’s throats by the marxist democrat party and globalists to steal from American Citizens and destroy Freedom!!!
Light bulbs,gas appliances, ceasing energy independence, open borders, whacko fringe groups becoming taxpayer dependant, forcing multiple gender idiocy,funding abortion to kill babies, all the same attack on Faith,Family and Freedom.
Wake and rid OUR Country of these immoral, corrupt ,self serving traitors!!!

Tom Payne
Tom Payne
2 months ago

Let all markets be free from Government control.

Eric
Eric
2 months ago

I’ll happily buy a coal powered vehicle when Airforce One is electric.
Fossil fuel is the way of the past, present and future F J B and the 15 democrats that voted for the pedophile and the whore

Arnie
Arnie
2 months ago

I really like the California solution. Ban all combustion engines by 2035. Then 4-5 days later advise people to refrain from charging your EV because of power shortages! You just can’t fix stupid!

Barrett Smith
Barrett Smith
2 months ago

Let the market decide. If people want them, they will sell.

John
John
2 months ago

The stupidity of the electric vehicle owner is beyond comprehension.

American
American
2 months ago

There are so many unanswered questions most of which are the direct result of the lack of intelligent thought on the part of The Sky is Falling Screamers. One of the biggest issues with EV’s is the weight issues that directly impact our roadways. EV owners are balking at the possibility of having to pay a use tax. Aren’t they just special people. When you fill up the tank at a Gas Station, you are charged taxes on every gallon to insure infrastructure. I would expect that EV cars being much heavier than a standard gas powered automobile would create much greater wear and tear. That would suggest EV’s should be taxed at a greater level.
As for the deadlines to force everyone to drive an EV, well that is basically comical. Too many States cannot keep the AC or the Lights on, so now they want to add charging every EV will be really interesting. Does anybody in our Government bother to think things through before making their edicts?

Candace
Candace
2 months ago

The real issue is not just the limited range etc but the danger of the batteries that you did not mention and the pollution issue in getting rid of them. Also their real lack of truly helping the environment, which they say is the reason we are being commanded to buy them. I’ve read and seen numerous articles that show them catching fire and fire departments not being able to put the fires out.

Robert
Robert
2 months ago

Our Founding Fathers never intended for any Executive Administration to have the ability or the Constitutional power to “make rules” such as what the Biden Administration in imposing on the American People with their forced pushed to EV’s. Rules are not Laws, but it seems like we treat them as such. There is no duele written, voted on and passed Law that says one single thing about Gas Stoves, Electric Cars or anything forced upon us by the extremist in the White House.
Now more than ever, we have get these Elitist Dictators our of Washington DC, the Presidency, the House, the Senate and most importantly the unelected self serving anarchist running our many Federal Agencies that are the vehicle used to impose these so called “Rules”.

Kreu
Kreu
2 months ago

I guess creepy Joe was sleeping in school when they taught the laws of supply and demand and also free enterprise in a capitalistic society. And yes, our public schools USED to teach that, I know, and I am younger than creepy Joe.
I’ll keep my gasoline and diesel vehicles, thank you! And do my part to see a refreshed administration return our country to what we once were, and need to be again.

Debbie Carswell
Debbie Carswell
2 months ago

I will NEVER buy one, period. Dangerous. Use slave labor. Environmentally destructive. And I love my old Jeep Cherokee and our 3 year old Ford F250

Rick
Rick
2 months ago

They’re junk vehicles and what people do not realize is that fossil fuels are required to generate the energy required to charge them in the first place, which takes much longer than the 5 minutes it takes to fill a tank of gas. They are heavy, too, because of the weight of the batteries, and that is going to damage the highway infrastructure. Have you seen one of these catch fire? It’s an environmental hazard!
No, this is a grift. I want nothing to do with it. I like what Toyota and BMW are doing, and that is developing cars that run on hydrogen.

Alan Schusler
Alan Schusler
2 months ago

All this going green is a big scam. We are a carbon based world. When the CO2 levels go up the plant life thrives and produces more oxygen. When the levels go down less oxygen is produced and the temperature slowly increases. The world is currently at a CO2 level of.04. When it hits .02 the world dies. Follow the science, not the idiots!!!!

Tracey
Tracey
2 months ago

My problem is also that the government can control the electric grid, thus restricting your movement. With electric stoves, that controls whether you can cook food. With electric heat, it’s whether you can heat your house. I’m very wary of this move toward electric everything for that reason.

Michael
Michael
2 months ago

SCREW JOE BIDEN AND HIS CRIME SYNDICATE.
WHEN IS HE GETTING RID OF HIS CORVETTE?

Glenn Lego
Glenn Lego
2 months ago

EVs are simply not the best option for me. I object to the government coercion also.

Dan Pope
Dan Pope
2 months ago

The way the ingredients for the batteries are taken from the earth go against every law in the US. Strip mining, child labor, environmental issues, that are abhorrent in America are acceptable for the EV’s.
Also the government deciding what we should own /operate, rather than free and open markets, I never plan on purchasing an EV.

Robert
Robert
2 months ago

I thought our country was free? Why are being forced to buy items that we don’t need. Plus they are making it worse on climate control. Electric vehicles are more expensive and batteries catch fire. No thanks!

Nemo
Nemo
2 months ago

EV’s are a complete scam, and all the arguments for them are idiotic anti-science nonsense.

Kristen
Kristen
2 months ago

I do not like dictatorship. I don’t do monkey see monkey do . You can’t control me , sorry you don’t like it , to bad . I belong to God no one else . I’m a 70’s kid you don’t tread on us

Al Smith
Al Smith
2 months ago

An electric vehicle for everyone is a plan that doesn’t work to fix a problem that doesn’t exist. CO2 is not the problem. Government is the problem and those who bought into the big lie of man caused climate change.

James
James
2 months ago

From start to finish EVs pollute just as much as combustion engine autos. Also carbon dioxide is not a pollutant, plant life needs it!

Chris M
Chris M
2 months ago

Several of the choices are valid… I chose #3 since of the choices, that was my strongest.
But here’s the rest of my thoughts. The majority of the batteries/materials come from China, as do most of the so called sustainable energy stuff. It’s become clear that Biden franchise have been employed by the Chinese for some time now, so besides the obvious bribery/treason issues, I have no reason to give Biden’s opinion/diktats any credence.

Keith
Keith
2 months ago

Electrically propelled vehicles have their place! That place is already defined, so let people who want one, get one and people who don’t want one, not! Simple! However, there’s money to be made by politicians with this stuff and they are GREEDY! Yes, so greedy they’ll sell out their constituents without blinking an eye! Trump had brought a lot of that to a halt so that’s why they feel they MUST stop him at any cost; even at the destruction of America! I pray daily for America to return to the constitutional rule of law with integrity so our children and grandchildren and generations later can enjoy FREEDOM, not COMMUNISM! God Bless America!

Rick Bergeron
Rick Bergeron
2 months ago

I have 3 answers, No.1 and most important: My problem is government coercively limiting choice and forcing people to buy what they don’t want, whether light bulbs, cars, or stoves. No.2: I will likely never buy one because of charging issues—limited range and limited stations. No.3: I will likely never buy one because they’re too expensive and/or just not for me. No one should be forced into limited choices by no nothing politicians with agenda’s. This is supposed to be a free country with democratic values. We are not being properly represented in the current shape of our government.

Marvin
Marvin
2 months ago

The country can’t even produce enough electricity now with all the power plants shutting down. How can we produce more electricity for these E Cars? Putting more demand on our old Coal Fired Plants. To replace the battery on a Ford F-150 pickup is $30,000. Warranty is only for three years. You better hope you don’t get in a wreck and the battery is damaged. It will take a HASMAT Team to clean the mess up.

Mike
Mike
2 months ago

Electric vehicles are way too dangerous for the public at this point have you seen the fires on the buses and cars wait until a public bus catches on fire and 50 people die. Electric vehicles are not ready for consumption. At this point they have a long way to go to become safe affordable and effective.

A. Jensen
A. Jensen
2 months ago

They catch fire too easily. Who wants to park THAT in their garage?!

David Solakian
David Solakian
2 months ago

I really don’t think EVs are the solution to any problem. I think government’s role should be to incentivize industry, not direct it. Mankind, and in particular the US, will find the solutions if allowed.
Government “experts” are in no way equipped to foretell the future. Government “leaders” (both sides of the aisle) have lied so often, and so egregiously, they can’t be trusted. Government solutions often result in regulations that, in the end, only hinder innovation. Maybe Di lithium crystals are the answer, I don’t know, but we (government) need to encourage R&D into every possible solution and get out of the way.

Lindy Busby
Lindy Busby
2 months ago

GREAT for CHINA!!! / BAD for USA!!!

Michael
Michael
2 months ago

Get the government out of our ???? ves!!

Curt N
Curt N
2 months ago

Leftist Brain Farts are enjoyed only by the WOKE.

Michael
Michael
2 months ago

There is an added issue with regards to EV’s, who is going to pony up the tax $ for road maintenance? Currently, the states and the Fed get road maintenance money via gasoline purchases. Every gallon we buy has built in taxes for the roads.
What will happen, in time, is a tax based on the miles we drive. We will have to report every mile driven for the purpose of taxation.
Folks, are we ready for that? Reporting more numbers, like our income, to the government, to be taxed?
This will be coming, if we allow this corrupt government to have it’s way.

Darby
Darby
2 months ago

If you believe in the man-made climate change hoax,
if you live in a 15 minute city and never go anywhere,
if you never tow anything, like a livestock trailer or camper,
if you aren’t concerned with sitting on a powder keg battery waiting to explode,
if you don’t mind waiting hours to charge the car, just to have to charge it again 2 hours later,
if you are DINKs (double income no kids) or liberal retirees who voted for Biden,
if you can afford to throw thousands and thousands of dollars on a car you could not even evacuate from a hurricane in,
if you only watch the MSM and believe everything you hear,
if you like the way the country is going and want to wholeheartedly support the government and line the pockets of the China deep state,
THEN electric vehicles may be for you!!!

John
John
2 months ago

I agree with Dave! Why are we limited to only one answer? Electric vehicles may be an answer as the technology gets better. The amounts and availability of materials needed to build the batteries is not friendly to the earth at all. Tons of fossil fuels will be needed to mine, refine and transport these materials used to produce these batteries. Recycling will be another major issue and in my opinion we are better off with fossil fuels at this point in time

Eleanor
Eleanor
2 months ago

It is a toss up between the charging issue and the government trying to shove it down our throats. I told a friend that I wouldn`t have a electric car even if some one tried to give me one.

Deb
Deb
2 months ago

Diesel powered charging stations what a concept! BATTERY Graveyards = toxic environment.

Dewey
Dewey
2 months ago

LETS GO BRANDON !

Dale McBain
Dale McBain
2 months ago

The batteries are also danger when being charged, discharged or in an accident, because they can over heat and catch fire or explode! They are unsafe!