Skip to comments.San Diego's Green New Deal Showcase Unwittingly Reveals an Expensive Future
Posted on 11/20/2019 10:38:34 AM PST by Pining_4_TX
A couple of weeks ago, functionaries from the San Diegos Metropolitan Transport System (MTS) proudly rolled out one of six new electric buses that they had bought.
These million dollar babies compete with their Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) siblings whose capital cost is nearly half that of the Green New Deal machines. The SDMTS spokesman said that they wanted to work the bugs out as they approach the state-mandated regulation that such public transportation be all green by 2030. The virtue-signaling peeps in the green-painted electric bus were touting the less noise and benefits to the environment of their vehicles, compared to those pesky CNG-powered coaches.
In my humble opinion, this move to what are known as EV (electric vehicle) buses is part of a conditioning program for passengers to get them used to higher fares, gradually escalated. Lets face it: There is no rational cost basis for this decision otherwise.
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I used to ride the “Trollies” in da Bronex in the early 1950’s.
San Diego has one of the top-ten best climates according to the Farmer’s Almanac
Yes, too bad it’s in California. ;-)
Green = More Expensive = Less people using public transportation = more people using non-Green cars
As usual, dumb leftie programs only end up encouraging the opposite of what they hope to achieve.
You are so right! Like our sending our plastic to China to be recycled instead of just putting it in landfills. China promptly dumps it in the ocean.
Columbus, Ohio tried out some electric buses back in the 70’s. They had an arm up to a high-voltage line like the old trolleys. I heard they had nothing but problems with them.
Me too in Chicago. As kids we’d put pennies on the tracks and got nice flattened pieces of copper.
If you get a map of the power grid surrounding California, like the trash issue, California relies on outside entities to provide for them so that they can claim to be green.
A lot of power flows into California from surrounding states so that they don’t have to build any of those nasty, ugly, smoking, CO2 producing power plants and be self sufficient.
So instead of burning natural gas in the bus, they want to burn natural gas at a power plant in Nevada or Arizona, teansmit it to San Diego, and charge the bus. Even considering the costs of transporting the natural gas, I don’t see how this saves anything.
I was stopped at a traffic light yesterday AM in Reno, and my car radio suddenly had the strangest static I have ever heard. It took me a few seconds to realize that an electric Reno transit bus was stopped nest to me, to turn left. The instant I got a separation of about 10 feet, the static stopped.
It was very strange sounding.
LOL, right, I forgot about the flattened pennies. I never did iton Trolly tracks but did it on RR tracks when we moved to NJ.
South Bronx lost their trolley cars after huge snowstorms in late 40s knocked them out of action. Steel wheels on ice and snow is NOT a good idea.
We lived in the Bronx near the Pelham Pkwy. There were Trollies near there at least until 1949 when we moved just over the GWB to NJ.
My relatives stayed in the Bronx off of Pelham Pkwy and about a mile from the Bronx Zoo. I recall Trollies in that area into the early 50’s.
Coal-powered and natural gas generating plants.
Can't get any dumber than that.
The Hoover dam holding back Lake
Meade is hydroelectric.
In one case, during BITTER weather, the bus had to go back for a recharge after 90 minutes.
I have to wonder why they didn't consider hybrid buses as the stop-and-go pattern would have kept the batteries recharged the whole shift. That's assuming those buses exist.
This in a country who expect to totally rely on green power generation in the next 10-15 years.
That figures. When will people see just how stupid this all is?
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