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Should gas powered devices be banned?   The Consumer You: Marketplace

Started Oct-10 by Showtalk; 1614 views.
Jeri (azpaints)

From: Jeri (azpaints) 

Oct-12

In truth I'm a liberal willing to compromise.  I learned a long time  ago that half a sandwich was better than none.

Showtalk
Host

From: Showtalk 

Oct-12

But you want sandwiches.  What about those who don’t want them?

Jeri (azpaints)

From: Jeri (azpaints) 

Oct-12

They can have fruit of their choice, but I'm not kicking in for a four course meal!

Showtalk
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From: Showtalk 

Oct-12

Fruit is fine.

Meriana

From: Meriana 

Oct-20

A friend of mine posted this on FB....don't know where he got it, but it's interesting

REALITY CHECK: At a neighborhood BBQ I was talking to a neighbor, a BC Hydro Executive. I asked him how that renewable thing was doing. He laughed, then got serious


"If you really intend to adopt electric vehicles, you have to face certain realities." "For example, a home charging system for a Tesla requires 75 amp service. The average house is equipped with 100 amp service. On our small street (approximately 25 homes), the electrical infrastructure would be unable to carry more than three houses with a single Tesla each. For even half the homes to have electric vehicles, the system would be wildly over-loaded.
This is the elephant in the room with electric vehicles. Our residential infrastructure cannot bear the load."


So, as our genius elected officials promote this nonsense, not only are we being urged to buy these things and replace our reliable, cheap generating systems with expensive new windmills and solar cells, but we will also have to renovate our entire delivery system! This later "investment" will not be revealed until we're so far down this dead end road that it will be presented with an   'OOPS...!' and a shrug.


Eric test drove the Chevy Volt at the invitation of General Motors and he writes, "For four days in a row, the fully charged battery lasted only 25 miles before the Volt switched to the reserve gasoline engine." Eric calculated the car got 30 mpg including the 25 miles it ran  on the battery. So, the range including the 9-gallon gas tank and the 16 kwh battery is approximately 270 miles.


It will take you 4.5 hours to drive 270 miles at 60 mph. Then add 10 hours to charge the battery and you have a total trip time of 14.5 hours. In a typical road trip your average speed (including charging time) would be 20 mph.


According to General Motors, the Volt battery holds 16 kwh of electricity. It takes a full 10 hours to charge a drained battery. The cost for the electricity to charge the Volt is never mentioned, so I looked up what I pay for electricity.


I pay approximately (it varies with amount used and the seasons) $1.16 per kwh. 16 kwh x $1.16 per kwh = $18.56 to charge the battery. $18.56 per charge divided by 25 miles = $0.74 per mile to operate the Volt using the battery. Compare this to a similar size car with a gasoline engine that gets only 32 mpg. $3.19 per gallon divided by 32 Mpg = $0.10 per mile.  


The gasoline powered car costs about $25,000 while the Volt costs $46,000 plus. So the  Government wants us to pay twice as much for a car, that costs more than seven times as much to run, and takes three times longer to drive across the country.


WAKE UP NORTH AMERICA!!!!!!!.

Showtalk
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From: Showtalk 

Oct-20

I don’t know  if U.S. grid is also in the same situation but it probably is.  It’s a mess.  Thank you fort hat detailed explanation. It’s just as I suspected, a reasonably good idea that can’t be implemented.

The_Rock (JABRONI256)

From: The_Rock (JABRONI256) 

Oct-20

Facebook not the place to get an accurate picture of what’s happening, this thread goes into detail

https://www.speakev.com/threads/fake-news-on-electric-cars.26793/

WALTER784

From: WALTER784 

Oct-21

Sounds about right.

Everything about the Green New Deal is unsustainable and will end us up in a similar dead end.

That's when the government steps in and says... gottcha... and you have no choice but to do what they say to be able to sustain a minimal basic necessity new electronic grid which will be unable to reproduce what they're forcing you to replace!

As you cannot charge your electric car to go to work, you get fired. And because you've been fired... you have no income. Then you become dependent upon the government for your life sustaining basic necessities which you didn't previously require with your gas guzzling vehicle which they mandated you replace.

Sounds like an entrance to Socialism 101!

FWIW

WALTER784

From: WALTER784 

Oct-21

The_Rock (JABRONI256) said...

Fact check of reality check

https://www.speakev.com/threads/fake-news-on-electric-cars.26793/

Fact checkers didn't come out until the truth started to become revealed about all the wrong doings of government.

FWIW

 

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