The market for electric cars will grow rapidly if the Inflation Reduction Act is passed into law. That may be bad news for some. They are the people who believe that their ability to drive a modified diesel pickup truck demonstrates their masculinity. (Editor’s Note: We should inquire as to how straight people came to be straight!) They believe that the presence of an electric vehicle is evidence that the owner is a liberal, and liberals are communists, who commit mass murders like Pol Pot. As a result, they believe that we should despise all liberals and everything they stand for, especially if they own an electric vehicle. EVs pose a threat to this people’s way of life.
Here are a few samples of recent skewed thinking regarding charging an electric vehicle that spews from their messed-up minds.
Oh, here’s another one from the “Do YoUR oWn ReSEarCH” group. I enjoy it. pic.twitter.com/YHJr6k1ZRC
@TechPreacher The Cyberpunk Caveman July 25, 2022
A little background first. In several states, EV charging businesses must bill customers on a per-minute basis rather than by the amount of electricity utilized. The issue is that only utility firms are permitted to sell electricity by the kWh. Since charging businesses are not utilities, they are required to bill by the minute rather than according to the amount of electricity that is actually consumed. Currently, Electrify America charges $0.16 per minute for chargers rated at under 90 kW and $0.32 per minute for those rated at more than 90 kW.
Therefore, the statement that a charge costs $0.32 per minute is true. The tweet then quickly deviates into FUD territory. There is no way in God’s green Earth that any electric vehicle available today could charge at a rate higher than 90 kW for 8 hours, as Jalopnik notes (they really know how to do simple arithmetic). It would take no more than an hour, at most. Additionally, there are very few EVs available now that can drive 350 miles between charges.
This is a great example of how one real fact can be used as a platform for a slew of lies, half-truths, and distortions that are the exact essence of doubt, fear, and fear itself. And of course, the entire discussion completely ignores the fact that most EV charging occurs at home, which is something that narrow-minded individuals can’t seem to comprehend.
THE REALITY OF ANTI-EV LIES Another recent instance of a complete distortion hanging by the tiniest of threads is shown here. Someone received a $1,000 power bill! Quick! With their heads, out! No? Let’s at least hurry and inform the King.
All you EV owners! On $1,000 worth of electricity, how far can you drive? https://t.co/pNf1D94xxa
Patrick and Liv in Mach-E VLOG (@MachE VLOG) July 25, 2022
This one should be simple to understand for someone with the mental capacity of an amoeba. The assumption is that someone purchased an electric vehicle, and their power bill spiked during the first month. The truth? The future? Maybe this happened in Texas back in 2021 when a cold snap forced the utilities grid to fail and electricity prices truly did skyrocket. Or last month, when Texas rates also shot up 70% . Or perhaps they have a marijuana farm in the basement. Again, there is no way for us to know.
Anyhow, those of us who really drive electric vehicles are aware that it is physically impractical to use that much electricity to charge one in a month unless we travel at least 25,000 miles. There is virtually no chance that would occur. You would have to spend 416 hours behind the wheel that month to travel at an average pace of 60 mph. There are only 720 hours in a month, so you would have to drive for all of them. 58% of the month is spent driving—not sleeping, eating, or watching Pigs in Space reruns—just driving. Is that even conceivably feasible? Your choice.
COMMON SENSE AND THE ELECTRIC CAR There is genuine animosity toward EV drivers in the world, and rubbish like these two tweets are the cause of it. These lies are genuinely spread and believed by people. It is crucial to dispel these beliefs and deceitful campaigns whenever feasible.
The strength of your argument is inversely proportionate to the strength of your case, according to a frequent saying in the world of litigation. The implication of saying is: When the evidence and the law are against you, impress them with nonsense. This is the go-to strategy for FUDsters worldwide. The only constant in life is change, yet so many people perceive it as a threat. Rise above it. Adjust to it. Pass on.
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