Or peak idiocy? Yet another occasion when we must embrace the healing power of “and.”
Peak irony: transporting EVs by diesel engine pic.twitter.com/fZuF5ruMos
— Olivia Murray (@americaliv1)
Ms Murray asks a few pertinent questions, then hips us to the bottom line.
Haven’t we all seen diesel-powered trucks deliver diesel-powered generators, to charge dead E.V. batteries?
How does a company get the lithium to build the battery? Diesel earth-moving machinery of course.
What happens when freezing temperatures cause an E.V. to break down? What kind of tow truck comes to the rescue?
When exposure to salt water causes a dangerous malfunction and the car rolls backward into a bay, what kind of vehicle pulls the car up from submersion?
Funny enough, after I posted that video, someone in the comments (shockingly) missed the irony, making this statement:
How is this ironic? There’s [sic] only a handful of EV semis on [the] road as of right now. How else are the cars going to make it to their destination?
Yes, there are “only a handful of EV semis” on the road because they can’t even come close to what diesel haulers can do. In a free market, when an idea isn’t good enough for consensual adoption, or costs more in dollars than the value it brings to the table… you find yourself in a reality in which “only a handful of EV semis” are found clunking across the road at any one time. (And, they are only there because of large infusions of taxpayer cash to prop up this bad idea.)
The world runs on oil, the only truly renewable source of energy, and one that doesn’t have to rely on another source of energy to make up for shortcomings.
Annnnd bingo. ‘Nuff said.
Update! Oh, and about that minor little “freezing temperatures” business.
Blue Cities Went All-In for Electric Transit, But the Buses Couldn’t Handle the Cold
Virtue-signaling liberalism is fighting another losing battle with reality.
On Wednesday, the Minnesota-focused news outlet MinnPost reported that several of the state’s largest cities have encountered significant obstacles in their quest to achieve planet-friendly public transit.
Frigid temperatures and a myriad of other problems have plagued Duluth and the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul during their transition to zero-emission buses.
In subzero conditions — a staple of Minnesota winters — electric buses operate at only a fraction of their supposed 150-mile capacity.
Drew Kerr, spokesman for Twin Cities Metro Transit, explained that charged buses travel far shorter distances than manufacturers advertised.
“Using garage chargers alone, electric buses can remain in service for 70 to 75 miles before needing to return to the garage; with on-route chargers, electric buses were scheduled to be in service for up to 90 miles before returning to the garage,” Kerr said.
Duluth spokesman Dave Clark noted that the city has experienced significant problems with charging stations.
“They would fail. They would not perform. They would experience malfunctions, glitches. They were extremely problematic right out of the gate,” Clark said.
As anyone with even half a lick of fucking sense would expect, there’s much, much more at the link. In the sagacious words of Thomas Jefferson: It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself. Smart man, that Thomas Jefferson.