“Electrification” – as it is styled – is also an attack upon those of modest means, who can least afford a 30-50 percent increase in the cost of transportation. That being about how much more you’ll spend on an EeeeeeeeeVeeeee vs. an otherwise similar non-EeeeeeeVeeeee.
It is also an attack upon them that strikes even closer to home.
For many – for more than a million of them – it is an attack on their homes. Because their homes are on wheels. That is to say campers and RVs. For a lot of people, living in an RV or camper is a way to avoid having to pay the rent they cannot afford – or the mortgage that is beyond their means. Or which they’d simply rather not pay, so as to save (and so, have) money for other things.
Many “van life” people also like the idea of not being tied to a particular place. If you don’t like where you’re living – or what it’s becoming – it is a simple matter to pack up and drive away from there and head someplace else. Much easier than selling a house or finding a new apartment. Plus the moving of all your stuff.
If you live in an RV or camper, your stuff comes with you as a matter of course.
Many people live in RVs and campers precisely because they desire that kind of freedom – of movement and otherwise. It’s a particular perk for young people, the self-employed and retirees, who aren’t tied down to a particular place for reasons of work. But it is also a way for workers who cannot afford to live where they work – or don’t want to live anywhere near where they work – to be able to work there – and live here.
One can buy a very cozy – and very nicely fitted out – small travel trailer (these are the type that are pulled by a truck, SUV or even a car – depending on the weight of the trailer and the tow rating of the car) with a full kitchen, bath (including shower), queen-sized bed for two and a “living room” area with either a sofa or a pair of kick-out lounge chairs for hanging out and TV watching for $40,000 or even less – brand new.
This isn’t “living in a van down by the river.” It is living large, by the river.
Or anywhere else that suits
Plus, the travel trailer isn’t tethered by a cord to a plug. It can travel anywhere the gas in the tow vehicle will take it – which could be anywhere and on the spur of the moment. The EeeeeeeeVeeeee owner must plan his (short) drive around the length of his cord. Or rather, how far he can go before he must find a plug.
The take-home point being that an RV or camper is that dread thing that the “electrification” agenda cannot abide – i.e., an alternative to it. People – the common people – are not to be permitted an opt-out. One can see this in the recent bans on other-than-EeeeeeVeeeeeeees for sale (new) in states such as California and New York. This is certain to be followed by bans on the use of vehicles that aren’t EeeeeeeeVeeees possessed by people who do not want an EeeeeeeeeeeVeeeeee or who cannot afford one.
This to include RVs that aren’t EeeeeeeeVeeeeees – and the vehicles that pull them, too.
This will place a double burden on the shoulders of RV and travel trailer owners. One, because they won’t be allowed to buy a new non-EeeeeeeeeeeeeVeeeeeee tow vehicle to pull their trailer, leaving them stuck in place and thus eliminating one of the great perks of owning and living in an RV or travel trailer.
Two, they won’t be able to go very far – even if they can afford to “electrify” their tow vehicle.
One of the suppressed facts about EeeeeeeeeVeeeeees is that when they are tasked with pulling or hauling a trailer their range plummets by as much as half or even more. For example, the range of a new F-150 Lightning – the “electrified” version of Ford’s F-150 pickup – plummeted to just 80 miles after the EeeeeeeVeeee truck was tasked with pulling a 6,000 pound trailer. Which is about the weight of a small travel trailer/camper as in the video above. Also never mind the $50,000-plus the Lightning costs – which is easily $10k more than the travel trailer in the video above.
People who like – and live in – RVs can expect to find their cost of living soaring as the cost of gas – including the cost of compressed natural gas/propane – that they need in order to be able to move (and heat) their RVs and campers soars.
It is not inconceivable they’ll be forced out of their homes in the name of “climate change” – since their homes “emit” the dread inert gas, carbon dioxide. If that sounds far-fetched, consider that states such as CA have already banned water heaters, stoves and so on that are powered by natural gas in new (in situ) home construction. Surely the same will be directed at RVs and campers. It is not at all improbable that only “electrified” campers will be allowed, going forward.
The object of all of it being not to prevent the “climate” from “changing” but rather to change the way people live in this country. To Sovietize living, for the people of this county. Any type of living that facilitates physical and economic independence cannot be abided.
Of course, they cannot say that. Not, at least, until after the process of Sovietization is completed.
After which it will no longer matter.
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