Family Annoyed When Replacement Batteries Costs More Than Electric Car (msn.com)
This is another issue with EV's. This article talks about a 2014 EV someone bought for $11K and the battery "died" and now they need to replace it. IT COSTS $14K to replace it. PLUS the company doesn't make that car anymore so that battery isn't available. So we have that issue as well.
Now we all know Auto Companies change things up ALOT from model to model. What will keep them from making changes or discontinuing vehicles every 10 years or so and making used vehicle obsolete. What will that do for waste? Scrap yards? Used vehicle sales? etc???
Just something else that isn't discussed when people talk about EV's.
Now I will say that we are all moving towards EV's to a certain extent, and I am not knocking anyone who wants them or buys them. BUT THE TECHNOLOCY AND INFRASTRUCTURE isn't ready yet for the massive switch that this administration and GREEN people are implementing and wanting.
Some things to consider:
Charging ports: Is there enough charging ports at hotels, restaurants, "gas" stations, etc. Because if you are on the road you might need to stop and "charge" up... where can you do that? Can hotels cover charging 200 vehicles? How about parking ramps? Parking Lots? You know charge up while you are at work or on flight... will an airport park and fly charge your vehicle while you are gone? I mean will your batter die down when you take that winter 10 day trip to Jamacia and when you come back to the airport in Minneapolis or some other cold spot in January... will your car start or not? Will your batter be drained down so you only have 50 miles left but you live 200 from the airport? Where could you go to charge it?
The power draw on the power grid: Right now there are black outs and power outages because of people running AC units.... now add in EV drawing on that same power grid. Let alone the power grid mainly runs off of Fossil Fuels.
WASTE: there are warehouses full of dead EV batteries. What will they do with them? Sidenote... same goes for turbine blades and what not. There are "bone yards" full of these things. Now granted they need to find a use for them or how to recycle them. BUT NOT THERE YET!
Parts: Batteries for EV's right now are hard to come by and not many people manufacture them. The main country right now is CHINA....... might say something about this administrations wanting more EV's and what not. You know the ties and what not. what about USED Cars... you know a huge market. So used EV's might become obsolete after 10 years. When in fact that there is a huge market for cars that are 20 years old or so. I am not talking about "classic cars"... I am talking about runners for people who cant afford or dont want the expense of a new car.
But if people want to have a real convo about EV's and GREEN there are many things that FIRST need to be in place before you go all in on them. You know like making the power grid able to accommodate all of this. Which right now IT CANT. Then look at the infrastructure for hotels, hospitals, gas stations, grocery stores, etc. All of them will be asking for Government help to put up ports and what not. How about writing new Building CODES to help support all of this. How about local energy needs by cities to help with the increased consumption of energy by EV's. How about helping or making more parts available and what not. Much of that should be done before the grand shift to EVs... let alone the actual technology needs to get better for the actual vehicles themselves.
I know that in 2021 this administration made a plan asking some of these same things about infrastructure and what not. BUT.. do you think that our government will work that fast to have it all done in 8 years?? You think globally things will be done that fast.... I dont. Have you seen how our government works.... LOL
Like I stated if people want to have an actual REAL Convo on this they need to discuss everything I mentioned above. But many dont. They just want to virtue signal.