Reader Question: Stirling Engine Hybrid?

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Here’s the latest reader question, along with my reply!

Corbett asks: As you have said before, the governments of the world are wanting to outlaw the IC engine in order to eliminate mobility. They think that they can force us into all-electric cars. However, if some company took the idea behind the Chevy Volt and used a Stirling engine they could have a car that did not have an IC engine but did have virtually unlimited range. That would put a kink in the government’s plowline…

My reply: Anything which works – which makes transportation easier, less expensive and gives individuals more control/greater mobility undermines the control of the government and so is at odds with it. Once people understand why EVs are being pushed – the real reasons why – they will understand that EVs will then be restricted/controlled/regulated in their turn. And EVs are much more amenable to being restricted/controlled/regulated, which is precisely why they are being forced down our throats.

By the way: Even if one accepts the “climate change” excuse as the justification for all of this, EVs do not solve that problem, either. People think EVs just magically move, somehow. Or rather they don’t think, which is why this debacle is unfolding. EVs consume electricity and electricity is made (in this country) almost entirely by burning carbon fuels such as oil, natural gas and coal. It is likely that – in the aggregate – EVs “emit” more “greenhouse gasses” than current IC cars.

Just not at the tailpipe.

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  1. Eric,

    “Just not at the tailpipe.”

    As it was in the beginning is now and ever shall be, Government without end. Amen.

    It would be interesting to fabricate a huge vape pen designed to look like an exhaust pipe and video an EV cruising around town putting out smoke.


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