Here’s the latest reader question, along with my reply!
Tom asks: I’ve read and mostly agree with your articles about electric cars but do you see any good things about them?
My reply: I see almost nothing good about the Frankenstein EVs created by government fatwas and crony capitalism – which have perverted the whole idea of EVs as a simpler/cheaper way of getting around into a virtue-signaling wealth transfer scam for the affluent and connected.
Take away the fatwas and crony capitalism, and there would be an incentive to build simple/cheap EVs along the lines of scooters and mopeds vs. motorcycles. Small, light EVs specifically not designed for highway/long range use but rather for in-city/local use, for which the EV is well-suited and arguably better-suited than non-electric cars.
The problem – the idiocy – is this business of putting EVs in direct competition with non-electric cars; with expecting them to be capable of long-range and sustained high speed while also being cost-competitive with non-electric cars.
It makes my teeth ache. And it makes me want a drink!
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