[Solved] Electric cars are not about saving the environment...
Making electric powered vehicles common place isn’t about saving the environment. Making them common place is about government taking more control of the more polluting end of transportation technology. So much of the pollutants from internal combustion engines are less easy for government to control, because so much of the polluting is on the consumers end, not on the vehicle manufactures end and energy companies end.
Good or bad, they’re trying to shift the paradigm of where the pollution primarily comes from, so they’ll have more control over it. Prove me wrong...
Ok, so then why are we engineering electric/hydrogen fuel cell vehicles if it's not for addressing pollution? Why is there a demand for electric vehicles from auto manufacturers? The government is trying to ENCOURAGE people to switch over to electric cars to live a "green" life and help our planet...they are not trying to control us. Yes, I do agree that they are "forcing it down our throat" especially when governors like Gavin Newsom of California signed an order to ban the sale of gasoline vehicles in 2035 (now that is extreme). But the true goal for electric vehicles is to significantly cut down on pollution. What is the primary source of pollution then? Don't you know how many gasoline/diesel vehicles are being used in the world today? I'm pretty sure they are the major cause of pollution. Gasoline/diesel vehicles are the biggest consumers of fuel AND oil, both of which pollute.
What is the primary source of pollution then? Don't you know how many gasoline/diesel vehicles are being used in the world today? I'm pretty sure they are the major cause of pollution
It's so sad that nobody actually bothers to look up these lies. That's exactly what politicians like AOC count on.
Man-made greenhouse gas production
(Includes planes, trains and automobiles (heyo) and also ships)
I don't follow politics, but I follow my heart which is reliable gasoline cars. The government is not switching to electric cars. Why should we? Lol
Government control. PERIOD.
Seems like most people here don't believe in climate change based off what I'm reading...
It's so sad that nobody actually bothers to open their eyes and see the clear signs of climate change.
Fossil fuel use...natural processes are not causing CO2 emissions, we are.
@mountainmanjoe, Look, people have been blamed for "climate change" for centuries!
(That's a great site by the way to help people get the fuzzballs out of their heads on this issue.)
Oops, meant to add this as a comment, not a new post...
I think the biggest reason why people don't want anything to do with electric vehicles is because they've grown used to the typical combustion engine. It's been around for a long time now, and people know how to work on them comfortably. Electric motors are new technology and people are getting scared. You guys are scared to own an electric vehicle because you don't have any clue on how to work on an electric motor should it have issues. How did you learn to work on a combustion engine? I'm pretty sure if you guys knew how to work on an electric motor, you wouldn't mind owning one. Yes, I agree that electric vehicles are expensive right now, but as they become more mainstream, their prices will go down. New technology is always gonna be expensive. Remember when the iPhone 5 used to be expensive? Now it's super cheap...it's the same exact idea with cars...a 2020 electric car will be way cheaper than a 2030 electric car. I'm all for electric cars, and I think they are awesome technology. The hydrogen fuel cell cars are even more awesome in my opinion! I would definitely own one in the near future and learn how to work on it...just like how I owned my first gasoline car and learned how to work on it. There's no stopping the electric vehicle movement. At the end of the day, it should just be personal preference, NOT government controlled. If you want an electric car, go get one! But if you don't, that's fine...modern gasoline vehicles are very efficient and produce surprisingly low emissions.
There's many reasons. 🤷♂️
So what do you think is their motivation for controlling the pollution?
They don’t want the vehicles polluting and they don’t want people knowing how things work (they don’t want consumers working on their cars). SO.. they’ll change to electric vehicles and probably only allow dealer mechanics to fix them. They’ll be the only ones with the special tools and exact know how and they’ll probably make it so that if someone else takes something apart on the vehicle, the warranty will be void. Scottys touched on this previously.
I think they’re actually afraid of a different type of “climate” change. The type where their world wide cult is exposed and has no real power anymore. ...However, I actually do think we should infact be seeking out new viable technologies. I’m not against electric vehicles. It just seems like the push for them is more of a political scheme and less of a cleaner technology being implemented for the greater good. But, maybe I’m wrong. 😆
I don't think that is the full reason. For example, California cities are planning to ban gasoline cars by as early as 2027, and latest 2035. $47 million dollars for hydrogen fuel cell infastructure, I don't think they would spend that much just to have a little more control. Have you seen pollution in these large cities? Even if thats their goal, as a consumer you would benifit from it and help the enviornment.
Look what I started! 😆
Do dealers in U.S. charge for leasing battery when you buy an electric car?
This post has been marked [solved]... but is it really? 😆
All I know is, I can’t put my Lucas oil additive or my seafoam fuel cleaner in an electric vehicle.... AND THAT MAKES ME SAD! 😆 I need something to fidget with!