John Stossel | Inconvenient Truth about Electric Cars…

Posted by Kane on November 24, 2022 9:03 pm

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New video just published by the great John Stossel

 

 

 

 

Part two | Electric cars are not Green

 

 

 

Sorry dear, they’ve been saying that since 1970s

 

 

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kertoad
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Jerry Brandt
Jerry Brandt

Perfect gas car commercial: A woman is driving her electric car and running critically low on battery power. It is night time and she pulls into an electric vehicle charging station. She plugs in the charger and has to wait 30 minutes for a full charge. After a few minutes some undesirables pull up next to her in a big gas powered pick up truck. “Where are you going honey?” They say as they surround her electric car. Words below in the video say: Pumping 5 gallons of gas: 2 minutes.
Waiting to charge your electric vehicle. 30 minutes and going NOWHERE.

That is all of a commercial you need to make the point. Nothing safe about electric vehicles at all.

Cynthia
Cynthia

Always remember that sage Bugs Bunny who said “What a maroon!” when encountering all those cartoon morons which seems strangely apropos these days.

Mike Ramey
Mike Ramey

Funny. They can ‘save the planet’ but can’t clean their rooms…wow!

Scientist One
Scientist One

My most fervent dream is that I wake up in 1029 days and all the leftist enablers of this dumb teen are running the cash register as I buy my inexpensive food produced and shipped with fossil and nuclear fuels

Shitsmears
Shitsmears

We’ll just drive right by them when they are broken down…..

Jabberwakey
Jabberwakey

How about forensic audits on the bank accounts and tax returns of everyone pushing this agenda?

Mary jo
Mary jo

Start with FJB.

Al
Al

EVs are wonderful. Drive 400 miles and then PUSH. Total idiocy by the democRATS.

Valhallah Guardian
Valhallah Guardian

the word you were looking for i believe is Idiocrasy

Bigfarma
Bigfarma

ALL liberal women have the same ugly!

Bigfarma
Bigfarma

Why are ALL liberal women butt-ugly?

werbil
werbil

Environmentalism is such a scam. A project got approved near me that still makes my jaw drop. Some investors got approval (pushed by a Republican, no less) to build two reservoirs. At night, the water from the lower reservoir is pumped upslope to the higher reservoir. During the day, it flows down via gravity and turns turbines to produce electricity, which is sold to the local electric provider. If your common sense kicks in and you are thinking, but wait, that’s a perpetual motion machine, you are correct. It takes much more power to pump the water than the system can produce. But the investors, by law, are allowed to sell the output electricity FOR MUCH MORE than other inputs to the system. In other words, a guaranteed profit for providing a massively inefficient product, brought to you by your friends in government.

Isaac
Isaac

Interesting story. Where did this occur?

AmateurTrespasser
AmateurTrespasser

Well, if the pumps run at night during off peak and the turbines produce power during peak daytime hours, it might work financially.
It’s still a perpetual motion machine, but also a water storage ‘battery’ for on peak demand.
How they got the permitting done had to involve some sort of bribery.

Old man on the mountain
Old man on the mountain

There are so many inconvenient truths here it’s impossible to list them all. Through a clear and honest lens, pretty much everyone would be offended at some point. The big lie, probably the BIGGEST lie; electric cars are good for the planet. Sustainable and renewable energy is the second biggest lie. All the rest of the lies are just branches on those two. So, that will make the deniers on the left mad. Now we get to the tricky part. Telling the deniers on the right that they’re wrong too. The extremists on the left say “We’re killing the planet.”, the right says “No, we’re not.”, and that’s where the conversation stops. The truth is, we’re not “killing” the planet. We are capable of doing it though, have been for the last 70 years or so. That part is neither here nor there. As we’ve developed a more and more technological society, coupled with an ever growing population, we’ve placed higher and higher demands on the Earth’s resources. Limited resources. What we have is all there is, with few exceptions. And our demand for those exceptions will eventually out pace their capacities to replenish themselves. When you cut through the noise and the BS you can see the upward tech. spiral we’re on is, at some point, going to stall. And at a time when “compromise” is a four letter word, there is no possibility of finding an acceptable solution. All any of us can do is hang on and hope society can stick the landing.

Chriswallace
Chriswallace

The Democrat party is all in but It will take them down. They just don’t know it yet.

Lola2017
Lola2017

You can’t convince dumbarses.
This is only the very beginning of EVs
The very very beginning.
We are just at the stage where we have battery technology to make it feasible
This is not the optimum or the peak of technology.
In 20 years your batteries will be far more capacity, 2X
They will charge faster
Hopefully they will be safer too

This is the beginning the glass is half full , not half.empty
I c e vehicles will not go away completely for long long long time.
Forget what automakers say that’s just posturing.
This is a 50-year transition to mostly EV. It will literally take 50 years.

It’s no different than the transformation of the United States from horse and buggy to automobiles.
We had to build roads with, we had to build infrastructure, we had to make automobiles that were reliable and safer
When you consider we didn’t even get airbags and mandatory seat belts and such for decades after the automobile began being mass produced…..

These things happen slowly but you have to start for them to happen at all
.

Jester
Jester

My question would be for what purpose? Why should the US transition to EVs? What does it gain the US public? What’s the benefit? We have centuries of crude oil, NG, and coal reserves in potential energy.
For sure the technology will advance That’s great. But on a cost basis and practical use to an average US citizen what do they gain? It will take trillions of US taxpayer dollars and decades to “transition” the US to EVs. We already have reliable, cost effective transportation. What does an EV bring to the table that we don’t already possess?

Guy VanDusen
Guy VanDusen

Everything on my present vehicles that has gone wrong has been related to electrical issues and i can’t fix any of it myself. All of these are sensors and had to diagnose. That does not make me comfortable with electric vehicles.

EDE
EDE

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Cavity Man
Cavity Man

“My electric car won’t start. I hope they find the problem.”

Geek McFarscape
Geek McFarscape

Remember that perpetual growth is good and scientists will harness space magic in two weeks.

Jester
Jester

EVs probably have a niche in transportation. But for the overwhelming majority of US citizens and business they’re not convenient nor practical. The infrastructure isn’t there to support mass EV vehicles. Not only are charging stations rare outside of metropolitan areas, our electrical grid isn’t capable of handling millions of EVs. How many people have hours to wait for their vehicle to charge? What happens in the event of a natural disaster where the electric service to a geographical area is interrupted? What would have happened had the majority of vehicles from the FL hurricanes been EVs?
That doesn’t even take into account that it makes the US vulnerable to other countries for our transportation needs. It’s a national security issue. We have an abundance of crude oil, NG, and coal. We don’t have an abundance of rare earth metals required to manufacture an EV.
Once all those megatons of used batteries become refuse they become a disposal disaster. They also become an environmental nightmare.
We also don’t know the ramifications of electric vehicles in accidents. Does it put first responders in a more vulnerable position when they come to render aid? Who know? Does it make victims of accidents more vulnerable?
There’s a lot of questions that haven’t been addressed involving EVs. To use the climate hoax nonsense as a reason to eliminate internal combustion engines is ludicrous. And the Marxist globalist oligarchs behind this “transition” know it. It’s ultimately nothing more than a way eliminate reliable transportation and introduce the masses to something else they can control. That’s really the bottom line.

Liguide
Liguide

This is an excellent thought provoking article. Please share it with others and thank you.

Neurobone
Neurobone

The fact that hydrogen based fuels end this insanity, almost immediately. These are nothing more than controlling thieves and nazi’s.

beau
beau

conmen can sell anything to stupid, or dumbed down people. i give you: EDUCATION IN AMERIKA, its rewards (to our lords and masters) and its punishments (to us).

John
John

I keep hearing people on the right talking about getting to carbon neutral “more slowly.” You are the big loser morons joining the other side. We have 10s of thousands of scientists signing petitions and showing data that CO2 has zero effect on climate and our CO2 emissions have zero effect on atmospheric CO2. F*** carbon neutral. Keep your freedom and stay off the grid. Buy gas guzzlers and have a nice day.

Jackson
Jackson

Right on brother!

Mary jo
Mary jo

The entire premise of global warming is based on a lie.

If CO2 did cause the earthquake to warm then planting trees would solve it, yet instead the answers are always costly to the middle class.

Steve
Steve

Although I’ve yet to see the whole series, and I intend to get them all downloaded,…
…I wonder if it was noted about the huge loss of energy over the distances it has to travel.
40%+ line losses are average.

This scam is also a consequence of how damaged our education system is.
A few generations, this scam would never had a snowflakes chance in a blast furnace.

dr. D
dr. D

The media is still powerful. It’s not just brainwashed kids that buy the scam. My 65 yr old brother, who’s a mechanical engineer with an MBA, believes it. Thanks to the media.

LaliGoLightly
LaliGoLightly

Another inconvenient truth is the cost to replace the battery both in terms of buying a replacement AND disposing of the toxic battery once its lifespan is over. Folks aren’t thinking this through very hard.

BrownieBo
BrownieBo

For those interested in reducing YouTube usage…. John Stossel has a Rumble channel (John Stossel). I didn’t do a one for one video check between the two channels, but both of these videos are on his Rumble channel… 👍🏻

Jim1937
Jim1937

There will NEVER be an end to the need for petroleum until someone figures out how to use electricity instead of petroleum to make the plastic products used daily (including parts for electric cars), to make synthetic rubber tires using electricity instead of petroleum and to make the asphalt for roads. It is nothing more than a giant power grab to control the movement and thought processes of people and the zombies who have been brainwashed into believing they are saving the earth are pathetically naive and stupid.

Wolfmother
Wolfmother

Talk about ravaging the planet!

Today, a typical EV battery weighs one thousand pounds. It contains 25 pounds of lithium, 60 pounds of nickel, 44 pounds of manganese, 30 pounds cobalt, 200 pounds of copper, and 400 pounds of aluminium, steel, and plastic. Inside are over 6,000 individual lithium-ion cells.

It should concern you that all those toxic components come from mining. For instance, to manufacture each EV auto battery, you must process 25,000 pounds of brine for the lithium, 30,000 pounds of ore for the cobalt, 5,000 pounds of ore for the nickel, and 25,000 pounds of ore for copper. All told, you dig up 500,000 pounds of the earth’s crust for just one battery.

Here is the entire (short) article.
https://www.cfact.org/2022/06/07/is-it-ethical-to-purchase-a-lithium-battery-powered-ev/

Don’t get me started on windmill blades and solar panel dumps.
If you look into your local recycling vendor, you would never send out anything to be recycled again. Nasty!

SukitTrebek
SukitTrebek

They have been saying that for over 125 years. I have news article from back then stating as such. The global warming / ice age is on a 30 year cycle. It rotates in and out.

Steve
Steve

Electric cars are a pork spending scam.
Wondering why our national debt is climbing by over a trillion dollars a year?
Elon Musk and others are laughing all the way to the bank.
Windmills and all this solar energy junk is another pork dollar scam.
NONE, repeat, ***NONE*** of the above can come close to being viable in the truly free (non pork dollar supported) market, where an honest ROI is needed.
In addition to the military industrial complex that Eisenhower warned us about, we now have a growing number of new corrupt industrial complexes;
…big pharma, blood clot shots, endless boosters…
…solar free for all…
…windmills everywhere & have pathetic output…
…electric cars scamming is grotesque…
…NASA’s vendors (“…we’re going to the moon to stay”)
…SpaceX is joygasming eventually there, too.
Hear any responsible conservative stepping up and calling for a balanced budget ammendment?

No, everyone is mute… & are likely on the take, too.

Steve
Steve

ALSO… all this perverted tranny validation trend, hustling very young children into getting mutilated surgically?
Imposing indoctrinated confusion at the earliest ages?
All pork spending and doctors name their own fee’s.
Sick & evil.
If Bruce Jenner had gone into Christian counseling instead of what he did, a very tiny fraction of what he spent, would have been the cost.
The medical industry has a growing percentage of Joseph Mengela’s on steroids.

JGHMontana
JGHMontana

Don’t forget about Big Education. The bureaucracy is massive and teacher’s unions have become radicalized. But there’s never enough for the children, because the money doesn’t make it to them. It gets skimmed all the way down the line. School choice is a critical component to saving our country. Our ROI on public education is absolutely pathetic.

john
john

The answer was smaller cars and smaller trucks, but Obama didn’t do that when he had the chance, now we have mega trucks for New Yorkers to drive when they move south because they want them. Electric is stupid as a replacement. but shrink the size of vehicles, save gas, carbon and deadly accidents.

Steve
Steve

Sorry, but the facts point to exactly the opposite.
Go see what long-haul trucking looks like in Australia.
Multiple trailers are pulled at a time. (not legal in the US)
Why are super tankers and super cargo ships always getting bigger?
It is more energy efficient.
Apart from individual travel and the domestic usual uses, for industry’s big transport needs, bigger is proven to be much better.

Frank Lee
Frank Lee

And just wait till these things stall out in all our freeways.

Jim1937
Jim1937

On I75 North bound or I95 North bound during a hurricane evacuation. Thousands of cars ready to self combust when the salt water hits the battery while they are stalled in gridlock traffic and out of charge. It will make loses of other disasters pale by comparison.

BrownieBo
BrownieBo

Yep… not to mention the “environmental” impact that the disposal of these batteries will have…. For those that don’t know – your typical batteries (AA, AAA, C, D, etc….) are NOT supposed to be discarded in your “regular” trash…. This appears to mimic the whole light bulb fiasco… where the latest manufactured light bulbs are NOT supposed to be discarded in your regular trash…. There are disposal bins for both batteries and light bulbs in Home Depot/Lowe’s stores….

Americas Ruthless Mob
Americas Ruthless Mob

Climate change nonsense will end immediately when we Bill Gates of hell and his other 37 pedough pals financing the aerosolation and geoengineering of our atmosphere drivien and steered by all frequency towers are removed from this existence. Period!

larry
larry

The elites know this but the average common person is a moron who is easily sold fantasy so they’re the dangerous ones

Triumph Bob
Triumph Bob

Now that winter is here in the northern hemisphere how will those EVs work? How to defrost the windows, heat your car while you drive. What will power those heaters? And how does the battery perform when the temp. is -20F? Most manufacturers of lithium ion batteries advise to not charge when temp. is below 32F. So now what do you do in winter? You cannot put it in a heated garage due to a fire hazard and who heats their garage anyway? So you drive to work and leave your ev outside while the temp drops for the 9 hours you are at work. Cant charge. Will you have the power to get home? Now say you live in Utah, Nevada where temps can get cold and the driving distances between towns are hundreds of miles. What happens when your battery goes dead? What do you do? Call AAA? What are they going to do? You may freeze to death.

Jim1937
Jim1937

You ain’t supposed to think logically, just follow along blindly to whatever your “betters” tell you to do.

Deep Thought 42
Deep Thought 42

Had a discussion with a liberal who is a journalist re ‘climate change’.

What if someone asked you this question: “Since your parents were communist spies, your daughter a hooker, your sin a drug dealer and you’re a pedophile… do you think you can be objective in your journalism.” How would you answer. He just sputtered and fumes and finally said EVERYTHING in that sentence was wrong, I don’t know where to begin to comment.

I told him that is the exact same situation with ‘glo-bull warming’. To argue against just one point implies acceptance of the other points.

just a few of the fallacies…

– climate has been changing since the earth was formed, it isn’t a new phenomenon.
– a little warming isn’t bad… means more food, less people freezing
– CO2 isn’t a pollutant – ask any plant
– the amount of CO2 man puts in the atmosphere is a very small percentage of the total
– CO2 levels do track with temperature for the last million or so years, but the temp changes before the CO2 level indicating the CO2 level is a response to the temp change not the cause of it
– few hundred years or so ago the CO2 leve3ls were 10 times what they are today (around 4000 ppm) that didn’t cause runaway heating and mass death of all animals

FOLLOW THE SCIENCE….. 🙂
(the ACTUAL science.. not hyped ‘science’)

cba
cba

Climate Change, Vaccines, Zero emissions … all smokescreens for the real agenda to pass laws to eliminate your civil rights and freedom. These contrived issues are the path to you and your descendants enslavement.
The globalists must watch with amusement to see millions of people supporting this agenda leading to their future role as expendable worker bees for the hive.

Triumph Bob
Triumph Bob

Spot on cba!

M8ee
M8ee

Hint: it’s about the money. That’s what all comes down to. Al Gore showed them how to make $$ pushing this lie and they are following through.

OMDB
OMDB

This was a great call out by Stossel, but one point that no one looks at is the afterlife of the vehicle after the first owner. Cars wear out. Who is going to buy a EV with 70K miles on it? The cost to replace a battery on one of these vehicles is about 20K. The depreciation of these has to be enormous. How will they dispose of all these toxic batteries safely? This is ticking time bomb that will wreak havoc on the environment.

a
a

The end goal is a rental model that arrives when called.
For a low monthly fee, a great savings over per diem, you can have a car at your door every workday waiting, warm, clean. No more “hassles” of ownership, no more parking.
Rent-a-ride today!

Less vehicles, less movement, greater consolidation of people and higher corporate profits as only a handful of people will be needed for cleaning and maintinence.
The vehicles will return to depot for charging and cleaning.

It’ll only cost you your freedom.

Mr C
Mr C

Stacked cities where everyone gets a ten by ten room to live in.

Frank Lee
Frank Lee

This is all still the Wrong Argument. There is NO man-made climate problem to fight. Of course we must be responsible stewards of our God given resources but we’re NOT going to “change the climate” !

Jim Moody A Tired of "Dim"icrat Party B/S American
Jim Moody A Tired of "Dim"icrat Party B/S American

No way in “Hell” will renewable, (wind-solar), power every replace the fossil fuel power grid. Stossel and his guest are right in so many ways and the fact the environmental quacks are acting like petulant children in that they believe and worship electric vehicles, wind, and solar power. It is a religious mantra with the environmental freaks that renewable power, (solar and wind) will save the planet and mankind. They forget that the electric power needed will not be available to sustain their pie in the sky wishes. Most if not all electricity is produced with fossil fuels leading the way, which they have vowed to stop production of, and renewables, (wind solar), only providing a small party of power for the electric grid. As I have said before their is no way in “Hell” electric trucks will be able to haul their loads over the Rocky Mountains and provide the environmental quacks with their $12 cup of Starbucks burnt coffee nor will they be abler to haul Californication produce or Mid-West Beef, to the supermarkets efficiently. Even if they develop a truck capable of this feat where are they going to get the electric power to power the batteries needed for the truck as most electric power grids are at their maximum output now, and I for one am tired of footing the cost of this “Pie In The Sky Electric Car/Truck Dream. American the all electric green power “Bull-Shit” is just another “pie in the sky wish and hope” for the uneducated electric power worshipers who refuse to become educated, that the planet earth has survived for millions of years, and will continue to survive unless some mad man dictator who currently rule countries like N. Korea, Russia, Iran, Iraq, and the U.S. decide to start a “Nuclear War”. “Nuclear War” is a very real reality as “Dictators” such as Barrackkk Obumas hand picked president/want to be dictator, the stooge, douche bag, mental midget, Alzheimers Poster “Boy”, Slow Joe Xi-Ping Pong Xiden, seem to think they will be spared as the rest of the world is destroyed by this mankind ending war. America you have voted to legalize Marijuana in a lot of states, so I would suggest that you buy up a large supply and stay so high that you are oblivious to what is going on around you, and when the “Nuclear War” starts you will not even notice the blast and if you are alive to see a blast look in wonder at the pretty colors. America when did you become so dependent on an “Autocracy, Terroristic, Dictator” directed government, so dependent, most Americans seem to be “A-OK” with the fact this government does and wants to controls every facet of your daily life, just like the Chinese Communist Party government in China does now. To tell you the truth I do not see any difference in the “Autocracy, Terroristic, Dictatorship” Demon-Rat, Uni-Party Government now entrenched in the communist City of Washington D.C.. America we have been sold out by these politicians and most if not all of Demon-Rat, Rhino-Zero, Uni-Party sell outs, Karens, Sheeple, and the one party rule, Yellow Dog Demon-Rats “Kool-Aid” drinkers, believe all the lies and misinformation spewed by these evil plutocrat elites. To make matters worse, the “Lying Marist Socialist New Media Talking Heads” are fully supportive of these lies, and are willing to sale their souls to further make this unbelievable “Bull-Shit” now occurring into a believable form of “Bull-Shit” and feed it to the easily controllable/influenced masses as the gospel truth 24/7. All Americans who voted for this Demon-Rat Autocracy, Rhino-Zero, Uni-Party, Dictator led Terrorist government, I sure hope you and the rest of us survive it’s uncontrollable urges and wet dreams to replace all Americans and their children in the work force , replacing them with illegal invaders who are ready and willing to work for slave wages, replacement of all current US citizens with illegal invaders, and their biggest wet dream, the destruction and bankruptcy of the American way of life and values that have sustained this country for over 200 years. I wonder who you will blame for the failure of this current Government. Hum, hum, hum, hum, I know the answer, you will continue to blame Donald Trump and all true conservatives as you do now and nothing will change for Americas Citizens as their lives continue to be destroyed and ruined by this Autocracy, Terrorist, Dictatorship, Chinese Communist Party Government.

Michael J Smith
Michael J Smith

A bit long, Jim, but absolutely true!

Steve
Steve

Whew… you outdid my rant!

DDAnon
DDAnon

Don’t hold back Jim. Tell us how you really feel!

oh, and FJB!

Uncommon Sense
Uncommon Sense

Glorified golf carts

Jack
Jack

Republican politicians are standing mute on all of this stuff. Why do you think that is ?