• I'll never buy an electric vehicle. Climate change is a hoax and I won't support it in any way.
    • bostjan the adequate 🥉
      Climate change is not a hoax. However, the people who claim that electric vehicles will solve the problem don't understand where electricity comes from.
    • Army Veteran
      The concept of "climate change" is not a hoax. The claim that we're killing ourselves from it IS. The earth has been going through climate change from the beginning of its beginnings. Climate change is what formed the different continents and it's one of the ways the earth cleanses the buildup of waste. The earth's atmosphere is far too extensive for mankind to destroy itself as climate change promoters claim. These charlatans have latched onto a scheme to bilk the world out of its money and it's being sold to the simple-minded Liberals who believe anything. Yessir...there were a LOT of people who took advantage of the "no child left behind" act.
    • bostjan the adequate 🥉
      Depends to whom you listen. Politicians and Hollywood have no idea what is going on with the climate. Politicians, like Biden, talk about our addiction to fossil fuels. It's like telling someone that they are addicted to oxygen, essentially. Without fossil fuels (coal, oil, and natural gas), we'd be pretty much back to the bronze age. It's the byproducts of the fossil fuel industry that make our plastics, so I guess no more wind turbine blades or solar panels. Enriching uranium requires a lot of energy, too, or more specifically, a lot of high-torque high-powered energy that we can't really get from electricity, so no nuclear power either. I'm all for diversifying our energy sources, but the whole idea that we can just magically create electricity without pollution and just use that to do everything is really shortsighted. Electric cars are cool and all, but forcing people to switch over to them is going to be a disaster. Our electric grid is barely able to handle demand as it is, so having the bulk of the population plugging in their car batteries at 6:00 PM is going to be cause delivery problems. Want to go on a road trip? Not gonna work. Live in Wyoming? Nope, you can't anymore, it's too remote. Want to drive to the airport and park your car there for a month? Not gonna work, especially if everyone else is doing it. These little problems all need solutions before they can start phasing out petroleum engines. But these are not trivial problems. Maybe Biden will say "Just build more power lines," ignoring the fact that we'll need a lot more generators, too, and we already have no place to put these where they are needed, so that means the grid has to be far more adaptive than it is, but it'll take a quantum leap in technology to make it any better than it already is, and no one can force a discovery like that. Biden might say "Just have people sleep at different times, ride the bus, move to the city, etc." but that's all stupid. Without people living on farms in remote places, where is food going to come from? Anyway, I could go on about this for hours, but I've already said too much.
    • Army Veteran
      "Depends to whom you listen." - who are you listening to? Is this just another case of "following the science"? Why is it that the Left is pushing compliance so hard? I can appreciate the effort you took in replying to my comment, but there is nothing in it that suggests fossil fuels are responsible for threatening the environment. You actually seem to be supporting fossil fuels but believe in climate change as well - when they are polar opposites.
    • bostjan the adequate 🥉
      I'd like to think that I'm listening to the data. There is a ton of data. Fossil fuels will eventually get to the point where their practicality will be an issue due to scarcity. It's a non-renewable resource. I don't like the left or the right, since they are all politicians with ulterior motives. If you follow the science, you follow the data and then draw your own conclusions. Fossil fuels themselves don't threaten the environment, but over-consumption does. Of course I believe that climate change exists. You'd have to be a bit off your rocker to be 100% convinced that it cannot happen. The data shows that it is happening, and we have a pretty decent idea what contributes to why it's happening. But if you think that it's happening because you drive your car to work or because you eat a steak or because we're arguing over the internet right now, well, I mean, technically, you'd be right, but from a common sense perspective, those things don't matter. Because, meanwhile, China is cranking out almost as much pollution as the entire rest of the world. Anyway, I'm getting off the rails. My point is that electric cars are not the solution to whatever everyone seems to think the problem is.
    • Army Veteran
      Here is a link you should check out: ΒΆ It explains what an ice age is and how long it lasts. It also explains heating and cooling cycles within the ice age (we're still in an ice age, but are experiencing a temporary heating cycle).
    • bostjan the adequate 🥉
      Yes, that's information. There are some little nitpicking things that aren't quite correct (age ages have nothing to do with the eccentricity of Earth's orbit, which has been stable for many eons!), but for the most part that is correct. This is an ice age, but within the ice age, as your source notes, we are in an interglacial period. If you follow the data here, what your source doesn't note is that we ought to be in a period of cooling, not heating, based on most of the relevant data: solar activity, Earth procession about its axis, etc., all points to a period that should be very very gradual cooling right now. Instead we are warming up more rapidly than what is typically natural. Whether that means total disaster for the world's population or not, I don't think any generation alive now will be able to answer, if at all. It doesn't *seem* healthy, but maybe the heating trend will offset the next era of glaciation and extend human prosperity. It'd be kind of like throwing a man and a hungry tiger into a lions' den with the hopes that the lions and the tiger will be too busy fighting each other to harm the man, possible, but difficult to convince anyone it'd work, but who knows?
    • Army Veteran
      "...we ought to be in a period of cooling, not heating." - tell that to the climate change hoaxers. They're the ones claiming "global warming" is threatening the earth. The article supports the fact that we're experiencing a temporary global warming period and have been for quite some time. It's part of the normal cycle.
  • No. Probably it will be a bicycle.
    • Kevin1960
      Bwahaha! At the rate gas prices are going, you are most likely right.
    • Linda Joy
      Good exercise, too! And some have power assist. You can rent them all over Birmingham. Scooters, too.
  • No, I do not believe they are reliable enough on a long trip with a range of just over 200 miles. I would maybe consider one with a range of 800 miles of mountain driving. I know the big push right now is for electric vehicles, I ask this, when these cars begin detreating what will be the environmental damage they cause? Old and dead batteries of any type are dangerous to the environment.
  • Never!
  • No, I think dual power is a good option for now. But I would get an urban scooter (electric) for around town.
  • No, I prefer gas-powered vehicles. They are familiar, quick to refuel and can travel long distances between fill-ups.
  • No, not only are they not economical, but electric cars, have a big battery which is being used close to your body, with electronic circuitry running around the edge of the cabin. This can expose you to increased amounts of ELF radiation. Electric cars need to be plugged in and charged, just like any other rechargeable battery powered device. When charging, the EMF radiation emitted from the connection point is greater than the outdated ICNIRP standards of radiation levels The battery runs on AC which is worse for you than petrol powered cars DC. I think we are going to see a whole lot of adverse health effects over a period of time when using them. I know that people with pace makers cannot drive Tesla's because the current interferes with the pace maker.
    • bostjan the adequate 🥉
      Counter-point, though: petroleum is carcinogenic and causes respiratory problems; having to literally explode the fuel to power the car is inherently dangerous; the exhaust fumes from imperfect combustion is even more dangerous than the fuel itself. Counter-counter-point: At least we have a history dealing with these systems, and have developed good awareness and safety around them, which is not the case for batteries.
    • 11stevo73
      Thermal runaway ? lithium battery fire.
    • Creamcrackered
      Very good points by both.
  • My next vehicle will be a chariot pulled by winged horses.

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