Electric Vehicle (EV) & "Fuel"

European Union electricity costs have increased 3x because of it's "green initiatives."  A gallon of gasoline is $5.80.

Depending on which state you're in the cost is more than half of that in the USA.

A single electric-car battery weighs about 1,000 pounds and requires 500,000 lbs of raw materials to be moved to get its metals.

EV's now weigh 500 + lbs MORE than other vehicles on the roads.

How will that affect roads designed for less weight per non-commercial vehicle?

Don't forget the need for an additional 7.9  million kw/day to "fuel" the EVs so an additional 79 BILLION cubic feet/day in NEW natural gas production to feed the power plants. 

That would be 88% increase from current consumption levels in the USA of 89 bcf/day. 

How is that?

Well the average EV will need 200kw/month in charging. 

That is about a 25% uplift per home per EV from current consumption just on one EV.

With homes having an average of 2.5 vehicles that's a lot of NEW POWER GENERATION needed.

To meet the additional 7.8 million MW/day to charge all EVs (assuming all vehicles replaced with EVs) there would need to be an additional 9,750 natural gas power plants. (800 MW/ plant/day)

Ironically, China has about 10,000 coal fired power plants right now to make the solar panels, products, etc. used to charge the "clean energy EVs." 

How does the price of a new EV compare to a combustible engine? 

Average combustible engine vehicle (new) $33,000.

Average price for a new EV $55,000.

I'll leave you with this. Most EVs can't go over 150 miles without a charge. 

Most combustible engines have double that & have 115,000 fuel stations nearby to do so. 

Better hope it doesn't go below freezing because that range goes down with it.. Batteries don't like cold.

 

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