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Irony: Americans pay Trillions of dollars to the same manufacturers politicians propagandize as being evil monsters that pay no tax.

Ford, for example, has been taking taxpayer dollars for years, specifically 2008, 2014, and 2021. They have been in debt for years while claiming on advertisements to Americans that they never took a dime. Watch for those brand new $30 Billion plants in Kentucky and Tennessee built with Inflation Reduction Act tax dollars along with investor George Soros. As a side note, SK International, a South Korea company, partnered with Ford to build those plants.

Its not just the shady investors or the taxpayer dollars but the parts source for which citizens will be forced to buy overpriced transportation to work for that very same manufacturer. The USA procurement phones will be burning up the Chinese wires.


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Electric M&Ms Vs Combustible Snickers

By Kimberly Mann

October 7 2021

While munching on some fattening M&Ms, someone brought to my attention the argument about Electric Vehicles.  The push to go electric is largely being driven by fears about global warming and the desire to reduce CO2 emissions, according to the EPA(3).  CO2 is the reasoning to buy and build Electric Vehicles (EV).

We hear them tout “Zero tailpipe emissions” when telling us the story about combustion engines verses the new, all-improved Electric Vehicles (EV).  Even the EPA screams “EVs have zero tailpipe emissions and are typically responsible for significantly fewer GHGs during operation” (3)

But the University of Michigan Department of  Sustainable Worldwide Transportation’s report show CO2 emissions for EVs are not at all “zero”.

 “China — which is winning all sorts of plaudits for its commitment to electric cars but is more dependent on coal — a plug-in generates the same CO2 as a 40 mpg car. In India, plug-ins are even less clean, emitting the same CO2 as a car that gets 35.7 mpg.” (1)

And then the argument of “over its lifetime, EVs produce less emissions”.  Lets be honest.  Americans have a bad habit of  “Throw it away and get something new”.

According to statista.com, over a quarter of all new vehicles are leased in 2021 and consistently throughout the past 5 years.  The average time length of lease is 18 months to 2 years

The average miles driven per year is 13,476 according to the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).  At 20,600 miles, the greenhouse gas emissions from building and driving the EV mid sized sedan vs lightweight SUV are roughly the same, according to the University of Toronto analysis.(2) 20,000 miles is equivalent to approximately 18 months of ownership/lease which is the average time most Americans tire of the same vehicle and subsequently, buy a new car.  Maybe in other countries the results are a little different? 

Not according to the University of Michigan Department of  Sustainable Worldwide Transportation’s report. “Specifically, for each individual country, the calculations derived an equivalent fuel-economy value at which both BEVs [Battery Electric Vehicle] and gasoline-powered vehicles produce the same amount of greenhouse-gas emissions”.(1) Even the EPA admits “Some studies have shown that making a typical electric vehicle (EV) can create more carbon pollution than making a gasoline car.”(3)

Reliability? Tesla’s flagship sedan sent its reliability rating tumbling, and Model S lost its Consumer Reports recommendation for 2019.

To say Electric Vehicles are good for the environment is like saying M&Ms have less calories than Snickers.  Stop blaming each other for political ideas and corporate greed.


1) http://www.umich.edu/~umtriswt/PDF/SWT-2017-18_Abstract_English.pdf

2) https://www.wsj.com/graphics/are-electric-cars-really-better-for-the-environment/

3) https://www.epa.gov/greenvehicles/electric-vehicle-myths

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