Category Archives: Electric Cars
The Electric Vehicle (EV) another failed Green idea, that now even the Greens admit is only as Green as the power source that generated the electricity.
The Electric Car has been just around the corner for over a century, an advert from 1907 has an electric car, The Fritchie, which was supposed to go as far as, wait for this, 100 miles the maximum range quoted for many of today’s electric cars.
Neither history, nor Google remember The Fritchie, so it was never a sales success, most likely early 20th century motorists were put off the idea by the initial purchase price of car, the service life and cost of replacement batteries, the lack of charging points and range anxiety, the mile range is an ideal world maximum, real range averages out about 66% of the ideal world figure for modern EVs.
The Green meme has always been EVs are zero emissions, which is as always, with all things touted by Green environmentalists a partial truth. Read the rest of this entry
The Electric Car is yet another example of the absurd Green tokenism that will never work, an artificial market created by Governments, heavily dependent upon tax payer subsidy like all Green ideas, thus far all attempts to create a global market for electric cars have failed.
Britain in common with many countries in the world, has more charging points than there are Electric Vehicles (EV) on the road, the few EVs sold in Britain in the last year have been sold to rich city dwellers who can afford the cost of an EV, normally around £30000. Anyone who buys an EV gets £5000 back in tax payer funded Green subsidy, which as the House of Commons Transport Select Committee has warned results in ordinary tax payers subsidising the rich, so they can be Green and fluffy.
Despite the problems of cost, range anxiety and the length of time it takes for a recharge, sales of EVs in Britain are expected to double in 2013, according to website nextgreencar.com: Read the rest of this entry
It is always a mistake when governments try to create markets they believe should exist, and using tax payers money the politicians create businesses that are not economically viable without huge tax payer funded subsidies. Usually launched amid a fanfare of this stimulus will create trillions of jobs, earn gazillions in export revenues for the country and create a whole new economy, these white elephants of crony capitalism burn bright all too briefly, before crashing hard and terminally.
The Green Dream of the low carbon economy has proved once again that governments cannot create markets for which commercial reality does not exist, the US House of Representatives in a report on global green jobs concluded that there were no such things as lasting Green jobs.
Green investments have proved just as useless, shares in wind turbine manufacturer Vestas in 2008 cost 698 Danish Kroner, today they are worth just 35 kroner, a fall of 95%. Read the rest of this entry
The Electric Vehicle (EV) has failed in Ireland, in the same way that EVs have failed everywhere, because there is no real market demand for electric cars.
Sales of the electric car in Ireland have been slower, than a sloth on Tamazpan, registrations in 2010 were just 48 vehicles, 2011 saw a massive fall from 48 vehicles to 23, although registrations thus far in 2012 have risen by a massive 526% (Green spin) to 121 vehicles (reality).
It has all gone so terribly wrong as Ireland was going to lead by example: Read the rest of this entry
The Electric Vehicle (EV) has been another spectacular and very expensive Green failure, like the renewable energies of wind and solar, EV’s require huge tax payer funded subsidies to even make them faintly attractive to consumers.
In the US the Chevy Volt, which is sold in Britain as the Vauxhall Ampera, has been a huge failure both in terms of sales and economically for General Motors, Reuters estimate that General Motors are losing US$ 49000 on each Volt they sell, though General Motors contest this figure. One thing is for sure however, General Motors spent over US$ 1bn developing the Volt and total US sales for 2011 were 7700 cars, a good way short of the target of 10000 cars.
In both Britain and the US EVs are subsidised with taxpayers money in Britain subsidising each EV to the tune of £5000, and in the US $7500, but even with the taxpayer funded subsidies EV’s still do not sell: Read the rest of this entry
Mention the electric car and depending upon the person you are talking to, the first thing mentioned will either be how Green and tree huggy they are, or range anxiety, the very limited range that current electric vehicles have.
Big Green has pushed the Electric Vehicle (EV) as the way forward because EV’s have zero CO2 emissions, according to the warmists.
Lets examine this claim of zero CO2 emissions, which is not actually possible because the CO2 footprint of a vehicle is manufacture, use and destruction, not just driving the charged car which is what the warmist claims are based on.
Then there is the inconvenient truth of how the electricity that charges the battery is generated, if the power station is powered by fossil fuels then under warmist rules the electric car has caused CO2 emissions, the fact is that in environmental terms EVs are no cleaner than the current generation of modern diesel cars.
Now the House of Commons Transport Select Committee has warned that EVs, just like wind turbines, benefit the rich as ordinary tax payers subsidise the Green Dream, again: Read the rest of this entry
A viable electric car has been just around the corner since 1907, and now over a century later, no surprising for guessing a viable, affordable electric car is just around the corner.
Electric and hybrid vehicles have been evangelised by the warming alarmists as Green and eco-friendly, despite the batteries being used for these sacred vehicles causing an environmental holocaust in the countries that provide nickel for the batteries.
To date the carbon footprints of EV’s have only ever been their use, the impact of manufacturing and scrapping these vehicles has always been omitted from Church of Climatology propaganda Read the rest of this entry
News that there are now 1 billion cars on the world’s roads has got the eco mentalists running around in circles and barking at the moon.
For some reason the Church of Climatology was expecting China to be different from the rest of the world where sales of electric cars in Britain and the US are declining sharply. In Britain attempts are being made to help with range anxiety by installing charging points at motorway service stations, while in America charging points are being removed as there is no demand for them.
China is now rethinking the whole electric car idea on the grounds of cost and what are politely called technical concerns: Read the rest of this entry