Here’s the latest reader question, along with my reply!
Mike asks: What is your take on the idea of a diesel-electric automobile? It seems this would solve the range problems that has plagued electric cars since they were first developed. Even if an onboard battery was included, it would still have a simpler drivetrain than the current hybrids. What am I missing?
My reply: It would work too well; it would be too affordable. It would increase the average person’s mobility. That’s what you’re missing.
These are problems, you see. What the elites – the people who wield power in corporations and government – want is an enserfed, easily controlled population. Electric cars accomplish this goal. They are very expensive and even if they weren’t, they’d still be very amenable to control because electricity is centrally controlled by a few large cartels who could easily limit how much you get – and because electric cars are electronic cars, they are tethered to the Great Collective – e.g., Tesla – which can turn them off and on at whim as well as monitor all aspects os use and control how the EV is used.
Hybrids – which is basically what you’re asking about – are less subject to control. They can use electricity or gas (or diesel) to self-recharge or they can plug-in, if they are plug in hybrids.
A diesel hybrid would vastly increase range and reduce costs because of the higher efficiency and greater longevity.
So they cannot be permitted. They “pollute,” you see. Anything with an internal combustion engines is “endangering the planet.” It does not have to be factually supported – like the Double (or single) Face Diaper. Just wear it – because they say so. Drive an electric car – if you can afford one – because we tell you to.
And that’s what it’s all about – unfortunately.
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