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"Hating" EVs

•, By Eric Peters

To be fair, I do dislike electric cars.

Chiefly because I like cars more than I like appliances, which is what electric cars are, fundamentally. Because they are all fundamentally the same thing, which tends to bleed off any enthusiasm for one vs. another.

But my hatred is reserved for the forcing of EVs, especially as by forcing non-EVs off the market – as is being done in a very deliberate and systematic way via regulations that non-electric cars cannot comply with or which are so expensive to comply with that the non-electric car is effectively forced off the market without the  decency of an outright ban.

The latest example of this being the Biden Thing's decree – it is styled an "executive order" – kicking up federal fuel efficiency mandatory minimums by some 15 miles-per-gallon, from the current approximately 36 MPG to approximately 50 MPG, by 2026. This is a standard only a few hybrid (partially electric) cars can meet. Which means it is a standard meant to discourage the manufacture of cars that cannot meet it – which means non-hybrid cars.

Eventually, even hybrid cars will be de facto outlawed, too – irrespective of their mileage – because they still burn gas, no matter how efficiently. The de facto ban will be disguised as a ban on (or an impossibly high standard for) carbon dioxide "emissions."