Two New Studies Drain the Juice out of Biden’s Electric Vehicle Schtick – Opinion

It’s all about the environment, America. In the eyes of the “climate change” obsessed, Green New Deal left, that is. Hence, Joe Biden and Democrats continue to lecture everyday Americans about the nirvana of electric vehicles (EV) — Americans who remain outraged over Biden’s skyrocketing gas prices.

Two new studies now suggest that Biden is more popular than the Democrats. There are many to choose from either don’t know what they’re talking about, lying, or both. Yeah, I know; both possibilities would be “shocking.” [eye-roll emoji]

The National Bureau of Economic Research and J.D. Electric vehicles produce more power than those powered by gas, while battery-electric and hybrid vehicles present greater quality problems than the gas-powered ones.

First, the NBER reveals that Democrats claim that EVs will be better for the environment than EVs.

By quantifying the externalities (both greenhouse gases and local air pollution) generated by driving these vehicles, the government subsidies on the purchase of EVs, and taxes on electric and/or gasoline miles, researchers found that “electric vehicles generate a negative environmental benefit of about -0.5 cents per mile relative to comparable gasoline vehicles (-1.5 cents per mile for vehicles driven outside metropolitan areas).

Researchers specifically pointed out that despite being treated by regulators as “zero-emission vehicles,” electric cars are not emissions-free. Charging an electric car increases the electricity demand. Renewal resources supply only 20 percent of the country’s electricity needs. However, billions of dollars worth of green subsidies have left the remainder as a result.

American Economic Review summarized the situation nicely:

Comparing a gasoline car to an electric one involves comparing the fuel used or the mix of natural and coal that is being used to power it.

Joe? Coal, Joe. It’s all about you Learn moreYou don’t know how much coal you hate, man. What about electric vehicles? Bloomberg

The link is graphite, a vital component in batteries used in Tesla’s Model S, Toyota’s plug-in Prius, and other electric cars, as well as in electronic gadgets including iPhones.

It’s mostly mined and processed in China where graphite pollution has fouled air and water, damaged crops, and raised health concerns.

Chinese authorities responded by closing many graphite processing plants and mining operations in an effort to provide cleaner air while the global demand for this commodity continues to grow.

Joe, it isn’t looking very good. And have you considered the reliability of EVs — which cost considerably more than gas-powered vehicles — in comparison to gas-powered cars?.

J.D. Power has — as noted by the Federalist:

Electric or hybrid vehicle owners have more issues than those with gas-powered cars. The latter vehicles average 175 problems per 100 vehicles (PP100), hybrids average 239 PP100, and battery-powered cars — excluding Tesla models — average 240 PP100. Tesla models average 226 PP100. Given the average cost of an electric car is roughly $60,000, about $20,000 more than the cost of a gas-powered car, it seems owners of EVs didn’t get the value they deserve.

“Owners of EVs didn’t get the value they deserve.” So, what?

Come on, people, this isn’t about you and your wallet. (See “Biden gas prices.”) Don’t be selfish. This is about “climate change,” the “existential threat to mankind.” It can only be “averted” by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s ridiculous Green New Deal. Electric vehicles are a necessary part of that “deal.” So, deal.

Sacrifice. Even More than you think! [sarcasm], you selfish capitalists.

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