Voice of REASON <rea...@anon.net
Voice of mindless bullshit, actually.
> Goodbye Personal Mobility
More mindless bullshit.
>> This is a fairly typical "car review" coming from
>> an online rag that, no surprise, writes car reviews.
>> Buried in all of the prose, as is always the case, is the slam:
>> Personal mobility is ending in the United States.
Bullshit it is.
>> 100 years of the ability to go where you want, when you want,
>> literally anywhere within the confines of Continental United
>> States for any lawful purpose or no purpose at all is ending.
Bullshit it is. Its even easier than it has ever been and at most might
not be quite as convenient as it has become in recent times.
>> It will become more and more difficult
>> to maintain over the next 10 years
Bullshit. At most just a bit less convenient.
>> and become effectively impossible within
>> 20 to 30 years for people of ordinary means.
More mindless bullshit. At most you might have
to charge your EV more slowly and more often
than you would have to do with an ICE.
>> This is literally the end of America going
>> all the way back to the Founders.
Bullshit. They had to go to a hell of a lot more effort to get
anywhere in the USA than we do now, or will do in the future.
>> You see a horse needed something to eat and water to
>> drink. An EV needs electricity; highly-refined energy at
>> the highest commonly-used form, and it needs it in size.
But that energy is much easier to produce now with nukes
and we have the distribution system that allows it to be
moved to where it is needed much more easily than we have
ever had before and we can move much more comfortably
when just horses and grass was the energy source.
>> The networks necessary to deliver that can be gated
>> off to you at any time by corporate or government
>> interests, and if they are you're ****ed.
Nope, you can still generate your own if they do that.
>> If something goes wrong on your journey, delaying
>> you and increasing that consumption -- you're ****ed.
Just as true when the weather fucks what you want to do.
>> The guaranteed-return range of basically every EV, even
>> the most-expensive and expansive, is about 100 miles.
>> The non-return range can be around 300, but that doesn't
>> matter when you get down to it because it presumes
>> charging at a rational rate is available at the other end --
>> or wherever you wind up.
And it is with all but the most remote travel.
>> It sounds like 30 minutes of charging time for a "top off"
>> isn't so bad and it isn't when there is one vehicle that wants
>> to be charged in a given place. Now pull into a Pilot or Love's
>> on any day, on any highway and count the number of cars
>> that pull to the pump in a 30 minute period. Only one of
>> those vehicles for each pump fills if its electric.
>> The rest are stranded.
Not when there is a charger for everyone.