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EV at a charging station
Biden desperately wants Americans to abandon gasoline-powered cars and adopt electric vehicles,
conveniently forgetting that 80% of an EVs volts stem from natural gas (38.3%), nasty
coal (21.8%), and glow-in-the-dark nuclear (18.9%). I don’t want to have
to give up my compact car that gets 42 miles to the gallon
any time soon. But I know it’s more expensive
in Spain, so I don’t like to complain
by Mary Foran
Joe Biden began his US Presidential campaign with a promise to eliminate fossil fuels from the American context.
Apparently, he has followed through on his promise by raising the price of a barrel of gas from $53.24 when he arrived in office to $110.33 for a barrel of West Texas crude—up 107.2 percent and more as the clock ticks.
Biden desperately wants Americans to abandon gasoline-powered cars and adopt electric vehicles (EVs). Of course, Biden conveniently forgets that 80 percent of an EVs volts stem from natural gas (38.3 percent), nasty coal (21.8 percent), and glow-in-the-dark nuclear (18.9 percent).
Americans, already hard-hit by inflation, will struggle to purchase these largely fossil-fueled EVs with the average transaction price some $70,000 dollars (44 percent higher than the average gasoline-powered car).
With Lithium, copper and nickel scarce, production of EVs is stalled.
Biden wants the US to buy oil from Venezuela and Iran, yet he sells the strategic oil reserves to China through his son’s Chinese company connections. It’s a scandal that has many calling for an independent investigator.
Biden’s green “transition” is hurting hard-working Americans all over the States and is very premature. There aren’t even enough charging stations built to handle the EVs that most Americans can’t afford to buy.
I know I said “The future is now” but I was being premature too. We haven’t got the infrastructure built yet and we won’t have it for a long time to come.
And I don’t want to have to give up my compact car that gets 42 miles to the gallon any time soon. Prices are from $5.50 to $6.00 a gallon in this area. I know it’s more expensive in Spain, so I don’t like to complain.
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Sign of charging station/Quinn Dombrowski, CC BY-SA2.0 via Flickr
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