So, it seems that that reason #736 the EVs will cause the fall of western civilization is that, because “free-loading” EV owners don’t buy gas, they don’t pay gas taxes that funds infrastructure improvements, thus literally causing the collapse of society as bridges fall and roads crumble. I think everyone […]Read More
How Long Will Batteries Last?
A common question about electric vehicles is about how long the EV batteries last. Folks are genuinely curious about lifespan and, as the battery pack is typically the single most expensive component in an EV, it’s a good question to ask. While the dinosaur juice crowd will paint a dystopian […]Read More
EV Impact on the Electrical Grid
Once you get past the long tailpipe argument against electric vehicles (EVs), you’ll often run into the assertion that a flood of EV adoption will threaten to bring the US electrical grid to its knees. It certainly sounds scary, but how much truth is there to it? While the transition to […]Read More
EV Emissions: Yes, They Are Better for the Planet.
A commonly repeated myth about EVs is they really don’t have lower emissions because the run electricity from dirty sources (the long tailpipe), are more resource intensive to build, or similar comparison. An intellectually honest answer to this would involve doing whats called a well-to-wheel analysis of EVs and gasoline-powered cars. […]Read More