Skip to comments.‘They’re Going Electric Crazy’: Trump Mocks Push For Electrified Tanks, Planes
Posted on 10/03/2023 10:16:07 AM PDT by SoConPubbie
Former President Donald Trump mocked the Biden administration over its push for electrified tanks and planes during a speech Friday in California.
Trump criticized the push while speaking at the California Republican Party’s fall convention in Anaheim, California. The U.S. Army released a plan in February 2022 to develop electric combat vehicles by 2050, The Washington Post reported.
Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm told the Senate Armed Services Committee during an April 26 hearing she backed an effort to make every one of the Department of Defense’s non-tactical vehicles an electric vehicle by 2030.
Trump speaks to GOP Members in Anaheim
“You know they’re a couple of other ones for electric. They’re going electric crazy,” Trump said. “It doesn’t work. They want an all-electric army tank. So they want an army tank that’s electric, you can’t get it recharged, it doesn’t go far enough, it doesn’t go strong enough, but they want to have electric so that we go into enemy territory. We will blast the shit out of everybody, but at least we will go in with environmentally nice equipment. Can you believe it?”
“I do, and I think we can get there as well,” Granholm said about the military’s EV push when questioned by Republican Sen. Joni Ernst of Iowa, later claiming that the push for green energy would enhance America’s energy security.
Trump also called out efforts to develop “greener” fuels for military jets. “They came to see me. Sir, we have a new fighter jet, we think it’s environmentally friendly and I said, ‘who cares if it is if you’re dropping bombs all over. You’re shooting everybody.’ No, it’s true,” Trump said. “You’re shooting everybody. I said what’s the bad side? Well, there is one problem: It’s about 15% less effective. That’s a lot. Do you know what the 15% is for a fighter jet? The difference between being shot down and shooting the other guy down. That’s the difference, that’s a big difference.”
Trump also targeted the Biden administration’s new regulations targeting trucks, saying it could wreck the American supply chain.Republished with permission from The Daily Caller News Foundation.
I don’t think there’s anything wrong with having both gas-powered and electic vehicles, if not for flexibility.
It might actually be prudent to produce tanks that are capable of being both gas and electric powered.
Talk about HANGING CURVEBALLS - just showing some cartoons of tanks being charged up at a Tesla Supercharger on their way to Ukraine to fight the Russian tanks, which are tanks that use fuel that has 15 times more energy than batteries (that being diesel fuel).
You'd think that would be considered a disclaimer.
why stop there
dung-powered tanks might be worth a hard look
I notice even Elon Musk isn’t crazy enough to try to build an electric launch vehicle though.
“claiming that the push for green energy would enhance America’s energy security”
At the expense of our national security.
“It might actually be prudent to produce tanks that are capable of being both gas and electric powered.”
Except the enemy is not going to waste tonnage on his vehicles with crap like that, so our vehicles would then be outclassed.
I can’t see much purpose in electric vehicles until we have a grid that supports them without using fossil fuels.
We do not have that nor do we have charging stations all over the place.
They should have stopped with hybrids.
How about electric airplanes? Uh, not for me.
When Air Force One is ALL ELECTRIC, we can talk ok
Tanks that shoot stopper guns to prevent all that noise from nasty old explosions.
Open the Mental Hospitals back up now.
What kind of mobile charging station would be needed? It’d have to be HUGE! And what would power IT? Solar power?
And would the tank commander radio: “Gotta stop engaging with the enemy. Charge is down to 0. Send the mobile charger NOW!”
- reply: “Sorry, sir, the mobile charger is out of battery power. You’ll have to wait a few days.”
On the other hand, what happens when the enemy cuts your supply line, and you can’t get gas for your tanks? But if you can switch to reserve electric power, at least you could manage to hold out for a bit until you can get gas.
Im sure the Russians will be shaking in their boots when facing our new “Sunkisser” main battle tanks. (with the standard pink flowers on the side)
-on a sunny day anyway...
.....‘They’re Going Electric Crazy’: Trump Mocks Push For Electrified Tanks, Planes....
The bidenite/obamunists and the climate jockeys don’t know what the heck they’re doing!!!!
Even more absurd, Imagine the banks of solar cells and wind turbines and battery storage banks being built and hauled to the front lines to charge the war effort.
These people are truly insane or intentionally perverse and evil with destruction their motive.
If you don't know what the Red Ball Express was, It was the endless line of trucks hauling supplies to the front lines in WWII. It as much as Patton or any other army was responsible for the German defeat.
I hear that one of the sawmill makers has a battery powered model.
Musk is working on an EV tank or something ,LOL
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