As EVs become more widely used it will become more economical to recycle the batteries. That is to be expected. The battery technology is constantly evolving and how we're doing it today may not be the solution in 10 years. I read there is a lot of research into solid state batteries that is looking promising.Ran across this and thought it was interesting.
That is the answer! The government can take over vehicle ownership and we just exchange them when battery reaches the minimum level. All vehicles can be the same design (as it is with communist housing projects). NASCAR can be eliminated saving a lot of energy.That was my thought too. I'm a big race fan and a few years ago the started the Formula E series. First time I saw a race I thought cool they will develop a lot of technology from this. Waited for the first pit stop, I thought they would have quick swap batteries of some sort. Big disappointment, the drive just changed cars. Gotta start somewhere I suppose.
My post was sarcasm as well. I recall a bumper sticker from decades ago,I believe Israel had a EV design that used interchangeable batteries that allowed for a quick swap. Tesla toyed with it for a while. The way they are building the batteries into the car won't allow for that today. I think private enterprise is the way to go. Government housing worked so well (that's sarcasm BTW).
We went to a concert last week and the only option for tickets was on the app. No printouts, no physical tickets. It is becoming a necessity of modern life to have a smart phone. We traded in the smart phone my daughter and nieces got my now 90 year old FIL and opted for a flip phone. He'd touch the screen in the wrong place and close whatever app he was in, it was an exercise in frustration. It would be handy if he could work a smart phone so he could use UBER when my wife can't transport him to an appointment. His senior apartment complex will take him if it is scheduled on the "right" day.My lost flip phone was found & the provider did nothing what they seemed to say they would do & my choice now is to keep the thing & use up the money or drive a roofing nail thru the heart of this Satanic Device after I cook it with my propane torch & run it thru my table saw with my diamond blade mounted.
But I might take out the battery first.
And a woman leaving the market looked at me in a very appealing way. It's hard to put a dollar value on that.
According to KBB the average price of an EV is about $10,000 more than a ICE car. So based on your $80 a month that's 10.4 years based on fuel only. Maintenance is 30-50% less on an EV so there is savings there. Equipment like chargers and such are one time expenditures and could possibly ad value to a home. It's not automatic to assume you need a new panel. Average installation of a level 2 charger is around $2000 so that would add another couple years on the payback based solely on fuel savings. You could just use level 1 charging and save that cost though most people would not like the slow charging, but it's an option. There is no offset in the numbers for tax savings or incentives. If you have a solar or wind system it might save you a lot of money.The whole push for electric vehicles is by the people that have no idea what they are talking about. Every single part of the electric vehicle INCLUDING the electricity (80%) is produced by fossil fuels.
As Fox Radio and former NYC Cabbie Jimmy Failla pointed out, the average electric car costs $60K, so that's $820 a month for 6 years at 4% interest... That doesn't include the same maint costs, the cost of electricity at the charger stations, the cost of the charger for the house, the 240 wiring for the house, an upgraded panel for the house etc, etc, etc...
So, with the average consumer SAVING an average of $80 on gas a month, that $60K car by itself would take 750 months or 62.5 YEARS of driving to become a wash on the fuel savings. It makes ZERO sense.
Then there's the battery nightmare which is completely against what the environmentalists claim they are against, then there is the wind farm nightmare that is completely against what the environmentalists claim they are against... Then Biden shut down the Keystone pipeline, but trucks and trains pollute the environment while delivering oil, while a pipeline just sits there.
And the Dems want to end all drilling, but he blames fuel prices on Putin.
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