Electrification requires one thing to succeed – assuming the objective isn’t to impoverish everyone.
It must be . . . affordable.
The range-recharge issues – and the fire issue – are important functional issues but at the end of the day, it doesn’t matter how far an EV can go nor how long (or little) it takes to recharge if most people cannot afford it.
The EV, that is.
Private jets are neat. They are something most of us would love to have. But most of us can’t afford one, so we fly commercial – assuming we can endure that.
Fewer people can afford a private jet right now – or for that matter, a ticket on a commercial airplane – precisely because of the economic catastrophe created by the very regime that is pushing electric cars as hard as it is pushing drugs.
The entry-level electric car that cost $40,000 last year costs substantially more this year even if its sticker price hasn’t changed because the cost of everything else has increased by roughly 20 percent over the course of this year. Very few people are making 20 percent more to make up for it. Rough math, they therefore have about 20 percent less in the way of spending power, courtesy of the very regime that is pushing everyone to pay twice as much for their next car, the mandated electric car.
The regime, of course, is not very good at math – or rather, at balancing books – because it isn’ obliged to balance them. Unlike us – the people being forced to pay 20 percent more for everything and who are thus obliged to find ways to get by with 20 percent less of everything – the regime simply prints (digitizes) another 20 percent, for itself – or takes another 20 percent off the top.
Its resources are unlimited.
Its apparatchiks don’t have to worry about how much EVs cost because for the regime, cost is no object. Wheeee!! See the regime’s front man experiencing the speediness of the $75,000 to start electric Hummer he doesn’t need to worry about paying for.
But if the object of the regime isn’t to throw us all into the poorhouse – or shove us all into a bus – then its current policies are utterly at odds with its stated objective of “mandating” all of us out of the cars we can afford into electric cars most of us already couldn’t afford – even before the regime hey! presto’d! itself into power a year ago via the magic trick of Wi Fi’d voting machines and unvetted but much counted “votes.”
In 2020 – the year prior to regime change – a Tesla Model 3 listed for $37,990 to start; a “long range” Model 3 (this one goes about half as far as a typical non-electric $18k economy car) listed for $46,990.
A difference of $4,000 more for a car most people already couldn’t afford to buy back when they had 20 percent more buying power.
Let them eat volts!
Under the Orange Man, most people were at least working – assuming they wanted to. Workers weren’t being thrown out of work for refusing to become voodoo dolls to be stuck with pins by their employers, who’ve become the willing helpers of the pharmaceutical cartels that seized control of the regime, which they helped to “elect.”
A pint of heavy cream didn’t cost $5.
You could buy a week’s worth of groceries for $100.
You could fill up your non-electric car for $30.
The new regime has forced millions out of work – and it has made working pay less than it used to, leaving even the people who still have jobs less able to buy . . . everything.
Especially the essential things, such as food and shelter (mortgage and rent).
A new car is a superfluous expense when times are tough. Most people will elect to keep the one they’ve got and fix it as necessary. If the fix costs too much, many will elect to buy a used car as a way to avoid chaining themselves to the cost of a new car.
Especially one that costs around $40,000 to start – which is the price you’ll pay for the least expensive new electric cars. This places them in the same price category as entry-luxury cars such as the Lexus ES350 ($40,800) and BMW 3 Series ($41,450).
These are very nice cars – as $40k cars ought to be. You get what you’re paying more for, whether it’s a $40k Lexus or a $40k-plus Tesla. The latter comes with substantially less range (and much longer recharge times) but you get “ludicrous” speed and lots of neat tech, kind of like a private jet.
Keep in mind, too, that unlike the Lexus and BMW cars referenced – and non-electric cars, in general – advertised EV prices are also “ludicrously” under-posted. Their true – unsubsidized – cost is much higher. A fair evaluation ought to include what an EV would cost without the subsidies – such that it could sold at a profit – and also the cost that come with EV ownership, such as the cost of updating the wiring panel in your home.
But the question almost no one tub-thumping for the mandating of $40k-plus electric cars for everyone is: How are people supposed to afford it?
Especially now that they can afford less?
The regime is either colossally stupid or evil beyond articulation. It is possibly both. Maybe the whole objective – of everything – is to impoverish people as impoverished people are needy people and people who are needy are usually more inclined to be obedient people.
If it isn’t the latter then why is the regime pushing cars that will massively increase the cost of owning them upon people who are already having difficulty keeping up with the ordinary cost of just living?
Could it be the same reason the regime is pushing drugs on people who need them even less than someone struggling to make do on a $40,000 salary that has lost 20 percent of its purchasing power over the course of not even twelve months needs a $40,000 electric car?
Maybe someone ought to ask Brandon.
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