5 Reasons Why I Won’t Buy An Electric Car

Electric cars can be fun to drive and they do fit many driver’s needs, but there are a number of reason why they’re not ready for primetime, these drawbacks are not discussed and are unreported by the media.

  1. Cost of ownership

The median price of a gas-powered car in the United States in 2022 was $44,000. The median price of an electric vehicle was $66,000, 50% higher. The large EV batteries may last 200K miles in some cars, but some need replacing at 100K. The battery, plus labor cost $10-15,000.

Below is one Florida family’s ordeal. The battery costs more, than the vehicle itself and it’s not even available. Is this what many used EV buyer’s will face in the future?

Florida family

Electric vehicles are heavier, than gas powered cars, this increases tire wear and they may also need special tires. Replacing a set of tires on a Tesla runs $2-2500.

Charging costs can vary wildly, depending on electricity rates, the size of EV battery and the type of charger used, from $5 to over $100. (Hummer EV fast charging). The graph shows averages:

That’s a lot less, than filling up a gas tank. But an EV may have to be charged up to 6 times, to match the range of a comparable gas powered car.

Charging with solar at home is the lowest cost. However, solar panels are pricey, the average price for installing solar panels in California is $12-$16,000. Adding a Level 2 charger costs an additional $1,000-$2500. The average time for the investment pay off, the so-called “solar payback period” is over 8.3 years.

2. Range

The average range for an EV in 2022 was 217 miles. For gas powered cars, the median range was 413 miles, almost double. If refueling needed, there are plenty of gas stations and it only takes 5-10 minutes to fill up. On the other hand, charging stations are few and far in between nationwide and charging also takes much longer.

Most gas powered cars exceed their EPA estimated range, whereas EVs usually fall short. Real world driving conditions, such as A/C running, loaded vehicle, long ascents, etc increase energy use.

Below is a screenshot of a 20 EV long range test of by Car and Driver magazine. 3 EVs exceeded the EPA figure, the rest fell short.

The black dots are the EPA estimates, the white are the C&D results.

Freezing temperatures are bad for EV batteries, at the end of 2022, during sub-zero temperatures in the United States, EV drivers found out the hard way, that their vehicles can lose up to 50% of their range.

Siblings renting Tesla found, the battery drained faster , than it was charging.

At night, a built in heater turns on at cold temperatures, to prevent damage. As a result of that, an EV can lose 5% of its charge simply parked overnight.

Battery degradation is also a factor. A Tesla 3 owner reported a 20% loss of range, 3 years into her ownership, a significant drop.

Charging up to only 80% helps extend battery life. But that reduces the vehicle’s range even more.

All things considered, EVs have a “long way to go” in achieving adequate driving range.

3. Infrastructure

On September 23rd 2022, California governor Gavin Newsome announced that the state would ban the sale of gasoline powered new vehicles by 2035. Just one week later during a heatwave, he went back on camera, asking EV owners not to charge their vehicles during peak hours, to avoid overloading the power grid.

6.5% of the nearly 36 Million registered vehicles in California are electric. If the power grid is inadequate at present, what will happen when EV ownership increases significantly?

A related issue of concern is the lack of charging stations. Let’s put this into perspective. The median range is 217 miles. As revealed in the previous section, the real world range is always shorter, a conservative estimate is 190 miles.

There has to be some reserve, maybe 30 miles, to be on the safe side. That means there is a 160 mile usable range. If the driver takes a route without any charging stations on the way, he can drive no further, than 80 miles from home, in order to make it back.

Even if there is a charging station, having to stop after just 80 miles isn’t convenient. What if it’s out of service, or all the chargers are in use and it takes a long time to recharge?

4. Environmental Impact

Electric vehicles are not green and will not give us the “sustainable” future, we have been promised. ZEV – “Zero Emission Vehicle” is a misnomer, the vehicles themselves do not have tailpipe emissions, but the production of the large batteries, recharging EVs and their eventual disposal have a huge carbon footprint.

The large EV batteries require rare earth elements and the already existing extensive mining has lead to environmental harm. Children, as young as 6 year old dig for cobalt in foreign countries, sight unseen. EV buyer’s are shown a sanitized view.

Heavy mining equipment burns up to 50 gallons of diesel fuel per hour:

62% of the electricity in the United States is produced by burning fossil fuels, thus recharging EVs contribute to carbon emissions. As to the disposal of EV batteries, recycling is currently virtually non-existent. Solar and Wind – renewable energy – have their own set of problems.

So much is hidden from the public about this, it had to be included in a separate article. Please read: Electric Vehicles Will Destroy The Planet

5. Government Control

If saving the planet isn’t the real reason why electric vehicles are pushed, than what is? Gasoline powered vehicles give people the freedom to go wherever they want to go, whenever they want to. Electric cars can be easily limited and electricity can even be turned off. Tesla can reduce the range of their vehicles at will, over the airwaves.

For corrupt, power hungry politicians and their globalist puppetmasters, having this much control over the population is irresistible. The electrification of transportation is part of a plan, that would lead to greater governmental control, with the final goal of to implementing a Chinese style social score system.

You made an unapproved comment on social media last night? You may not be able to recharge your vehicle today. They are pushing for digital currency and a digital identity for everyone for the same reason. Digital currency can be programmed, to be spent only on whatever the issuer decides.

The potential for abuse is tremendous and the loss of our freedoms and fundamental human rights would be the inevitable result. These nefarious agendas are promoted worldwide under the “Great Reset” label, by the WEF, World Economic Forum.

Please read: The Great Reset: Sustainability, or Serfdom?

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