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How The Big Lie That “Electric Vehicles Will Save The Planet” Is Quickly Unraveling


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How The Big Lie That “Electric Vehicles Will Save The Planet” Is Quickly Unraveling

By Patty McMurray | Aug 21, 2022

A guest post by Steve MacDonald of Granite Grok via Blue State Conservative 

An auto club in Germany that claims 21 million members ran some controlled charging test electric vehicles to see how efficient that process was. The results put another nail in the value coffin. Not only are they expensive to buy and own, but the average charge also wastes up to 13% of the electricity.

Put another way, the consumer is charged for all the electricity required to fully charge the battery, which is as much as 13% more than the battery can hold.

So, imagine pouring two gallons of gasoline on the ground every time you filled a 20-gallon tank. People would lose their collective minds. But that will be standard for every charge of every vehicle in the utopian electric fleet of the future....

https://100percentfedup.com/how-the-big-lie-that-electric-vehicles-will-save-the-planet-is-quickly-unraveling/

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Just another strawman type thread;   stating an over-the-top claim in a binary manner and then debunking said claim.

Electric vehicles  are just ONE method\option in the over all bag-of-tricks to deal with excess carbon produced by mankind and  thus climate change.

Yes,  some environmentalist will make statements like "save the planet" which just like "end hunger" or "end poverty" are illogical.   These are just PR stunts to draw attention.

 

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8 minutes ago, JamesJazGuitar said:

Just another strawman type thread;   stating an over-the-top claim in a binary manner and then debunking said claim.

Electric vehicles  are just ONE method\option in the over all bag-of-tricks to deal with excess carbon produced by mankind and  thus climate change.

Yes,  some environmentalist will make statements like "save the planet" which just like "end hunger" or "end poverty" are illogical.   These are just PR stunts to draw attention.

 

Funny how they use "save the planet" which is not even from a verified source.  Aren't they just using that extreme made-up quote to support their own negativity about doing something, anything to combat climate change?  Paint the environmentalists as extreme is what they are doing instead of addressing their own stupidity.

No one believes that one measure is going to 'save the planet' if it can be saved at all at this point.

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53 minutes ago, Bogie56 said:

Funny how they use "save the planet" which is not even from a verified source.  Aren't they just using that extreme made-up quote to support their own negativity about doing something, anything to combat climate change?  Paint the environmentalists as extreme is what they are doing instead of addressing their own stupidity.

No one believes that one measure is going to 'save the planet' if it can be saved at all at this point.

It's done to remind people of the "save the whales" campaign of the 70s and 80s which was often used as a derisive phrase to dismiss any environmentalist or animal rights activism. They've often just replaced the "whales" part with whatever topic is at hand. It's a quick, stupid way to ridicule and minimize.

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2 hours ago, LawrenceA said:

It's done to remind people of the "save the whales" campaign of the 70s and 80s which was often used as a derisive phrase to dismiss any environmentalist or animal rights activism. They've often just replaced the "whales" part with whatever topic is at hand. It's a quick, stupid way to ridicule and minimize.

Yea,  and if one can find one environmentalist that uses such a slogan as  "save the planet" they (those generally opposed to environmental restrictions), can deflect from addressing the issues at hand.    The same goes for slogans like "defund the police".    I.e.    A few over-the-top members of an activist group don't define the mission or policy of the group.       

But it would be nice if fellow activists called out their fellow over-the-top members.  (which is happening in the L.A. Mayor races between BLM activist and Karen Bass Dem congresswoman over "defund" the police since some BLM activist continue to state they support that literally).

   

 

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What the fxreyman and others seem to overlook is the number of automobile companies that are drastically increasing the number of hybrid or electric vehicles they make.  Some have even promised only electric vehicles in the future.   They know where the future lies.  

As others have said above though, it is only one facet of how we reduce the dependence on petroleum AND clean the air we breath.  Not to mention protecting the water supply and waterways from spills.

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