Skip to comments.Can red states overcome their hatred of California and embrace electric cars?
Posted on 12/12/2022 6:49:51 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
This industrial city an hour north of Indianapolis isn't as famous as Detroit, but it has become an unlikely battleground in the war over electric cars.
Almost everyone you meet here either works in a factory, is retired from one or has a relative in a plant that makes parts for gasoline-powered cars — which have ruled Kokomo for nearly 130 years.
Yet change is coming. Bulldozers are clearing Kokomo’s cornfields to build a $2.5-billion government-subsidized electric vehicle battery factory, with the aim of retaining jobs tied to auto production at a time California is leading the nation in phasing out gas-powered engines.
Environmentalists, along with industry and government leaders, see a transformation afoot after decades of false starts. They have acknowledged, however, that they can’t complete the shift if electric cars are viewed as something only for rich liberals in California and New York. They need everyone.
The uneasy reception to EVs in Indiana — in a national climate that includes Republican lawsuits against California's new emissions rules and televised warnings that they represent an attack on freedom — suggests that the country remains divided over embracing a technology that environmentalists say is essential to combating climate change.
Indiana can feel like a tough place to own an electric car.
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Lol. that headline...
This reveals to me that it is a war. The climate religion zealots are at war to force us all into unaffordable, not fit for purpose electric cars.
And all along I was stupid enough to think it was about making a buying decision.
Well, the corporate media certainly has a creative way with their headlines.
EVs are not yet ready for prime-time. That fact has nothing to do with California.
Headline is childish in the extreme.
Journalists really aren’t very smart these days.
How come every single “News” article out of the Misleadia reads like an Opinion piece?
I can see it some here in Alabama as blue-collar workers in car plants in Alabama are now making EV’s. Plus a huge portion of Alabama’s middle-class and upper-class population lives in houses (where it’s easy to charge).
Ummmm... I really don’t give a crap how my car is “powered”... but you think I’m going to go to a vehicle with far lower range, and insanely large recharging times or cost differentials from what I currently have, you are fooling yourself.
If you have to FORCE electric on the consumer then its clear electric is not better.
The Watermelonists want you to use no energy whether it’s from you directly burning petroleum products or from using electricity from their increasingly precious and to be rationed supply.
It's their politics and ignorance we hate.
California can only persist in its leftist/green fantasies on the backs of Red State citizens.
Can America get over the goofy questions asked by liberal morons like Noah Bierman?
Why would I *possible* want *any* of today's EVs?
What good is it to have a house to plug your car into if there isn’t available power to support the increased demand?
How many new power plants have gone up to supply those homes with power they need?
The two subjects are unrelated, but the answer is No and No.
Electric vehicles may someday be functional, but the present generation of them are useless for most of the population and extremely dangerous.
California is also extremely dangerous and should lose statehood status and be returned to a territory until it reforms itself and accepts the Constitution.
It is common sense to not embrace battery powered cars.
1. Global warming is a lie, so the mandates are premised on lies.
2. EVs are more expensive - w/o taxpayer subsidies it would be obvious
3. Range and recharging are completely impractical for many
Bulldozers are clearing Kokomo’s cornfields to build a $2.5-billion government-subsidized electric vehicle battery factory, with the aim of retaining jobs tied to auto production at a time California is leading the nation in phasing out gas-powered engines.
Wouldn't it be more environmentally responsible to build a plant on unused industrial land?
The "journalist" is a geography and distance denier.
EVs make no sense in rural areas unless you are using it only for local driving.
Only if you buy one for me. Too expensive, but isn’t that the plan?
Only the rich will be able to afford to buy and drive.
I am already cutting back hard on electric use to be able to live without freezing to death.
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