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  • Biden Admin Backing Away From Aggressive Push For Electric Vehicles As Consumer Demand Remains Low

    02/18/2024 8:18:47 AM PST · by Red Badger · 31 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | Feb 17, 2024 | By Ryan Saavedra
    President Joe Biden is reportedly preparing to ease its push to force electric vehicles onto American consumers as consumer demand for the vehicles remains low, dealerships have expressed serious concerns, and automakers have had to cut production and revamp production of gas vehicles. The New York Times reported that the move was a “concession to automakers and labor unions” from the administration as it was forcing “limits on tailpipe emissions” to force Americans to switch from gas-powered cars to more expensive electric vehicles — which often have performance issues in adverse weather conditions. The serious lack of charging stations, and...
  • Big Climate Tries to Censor Opponents. Progressives move to block TV ads opposing the Biden EV mandate.

    02/18/2024 7:27:55 AM PST · by karpov · 9 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | February 16, 2024 | WSJ Editorial Board
    If President Biden’s electric-vehicle mandate is as popular as progressives claim, why are they trying to censor critics who want to inform the public about the mandate’s costs? That’s the story this week, after the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) launched ads in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Michigan, Nevada, Arizona, Ohio and Montana to educate Americans about the Administration’s back-door EV mandate. Mr. Biden is “rushing to ban new gas-powered cars” and wants “to force you into an electric vehicle,” one ad says. The Biden team doth protest. “There is no EV mandate,” a Biden campaign official declared. No? The Environmental...
  • BYD’s electric pickup truck is headed overseas

    02/17/2024 9:49:34 PM PST · by Red Badger · 7 replies
    Electrek ^ | Peter Johnson | Feb 16 2024 - 7:36 am PT
    Leading global EV maker BYD’s electric pickup was recently spotted testing in Australia, suggesting the new model could be launching overseas soon. BYD’s new rugged electric pickup is rolling out soon BYD has been developing an electric truck for years now. Chinese auto media website CarNewsChina spotted test models at BYD’s facility back in November 2022. Last year, BYD’s electric pickup was spotted testing in China. Despite the camouflage, you could clearly see a charging port on the right, among other features suggesting it’s electric. A leaked patent in October gave us a better idea of what to expect. The...
  • BYD EVs Are Coming to the U.S. How Long Do Tesla, and Ford Have to Prepare?

    02/17/2024 8:27:55 PM PST · by RomanSoldier19 · 23 replies
    barrons via msn ^ | 2/17/24 | Story by Al Root
    hinese electric-vehicle giant BYD is thinking about building a car assembly plant in Mexico. That’s one way to crack the U.S. market. The possibility of a BYD plant in this region is a big deal and while Tesla, General Motors, and Ford Motor have time to prepare they should start getting ready right now. Wednesday, Nikkei Asia reported that BYD was considering building a car plant in Mexico. Ultimately, that would be the avenue for BYD cars to enter the North American market. BYD didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment about its expansion plans. “The company’s spokesperson did...
  • BYD Yangwang U9 electric supercar launching next week with 0-60 mph sprint in 2 secs

    02/17/2024 9:54:13 PM PST · by Red Badger · 23 replies
    Electrek ^ | Peter Johnson | Feb 16 2024 - 2:25 pm PT
    A new electric supercar will hit the market next week. BYD will officially launch its new Yangwang U9 electric supercar on February 25. The new EV supercar can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 2 seconds. BYD Yangwang U9 electric supercar launching Feb 25 BYD launched its Yangwang ultra-luxury brand last January, debuting the off-road U8 SUV and U9 electric supercar. The brand’s first vehicle, the Yangwang U8, began deliveries last December, with prices starting at $150,000 (1,089,000 RMB). By January, BYD said it had delivered around 1,600 models in China. BYD’s Yangwang U8 luxury off-roader is designed for...
  • Foreign Billionaire-Backed Climate Org Pressuring Broadcasters To Censor Ads Critical Of Biden’s EV Mandate

    02/17/2024 7:01:32 PM PST · by george76 · 11 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | February 17, 2024 | Nick Pope
    A green nonprofit that is indirectly funded by a foreign billionaire is pressuring broadcasters to drop advertisements that criticize the Biden administration’s massive electric vehicle (EV) agenda. Climate Power wrote to numerous broadcasters this week demanding that they stop airing American Fuel and Petrochemicals Manufacturers (AFPM)-funded advertisements in swing state markets that rail against President Joe Biden’s plans to impose widespread EV adoption in the coming years. The charitable organization affiliated with Hansjorg Wyss, a Swiss health care mogul and billionaire philanthropist, donates millions of dollars to the Fund for a Better Future, which was the fiscal sponsor for Climate...
  • White House Plans Downshift In Electric Vehicle Transition As Demand Slides (A Tesla 4-module Battery Pack Costs $20,000 To $28,000 BEFORE Labor!)

    02/17/2024 11:08:23 AM PST · by Kaiser8408a · 16 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 02/17/2024 | Anthony B. Sanders
    Burn on, Bidenomics! The Biden administration is reportedly considering easing tailpipe emissions regulations, a move that was designed to force Americans from gas and diesel-powered vehicles to electric vehicles, according to The New York Times, citing three people familiar with the plan. This potential policy adjustment is in response to concerns from major automakers and labor unions and comes amid sliding EV demand, recently prompting companies such as Ford Motor Company to reduce EV production and lay off workers. “Instead of essentially requiring automakers to rapidly ramp up sales of electric vehicles over the next few years, the administration would...
  • This major US city wants to ban new gas stations (unless also build concurrent matching new electric pumps + one to one match)

    02/16/2024 7:12:37 PM PST · by cba123 · 44 replies
    electrek.co ^ | Feb 15 2024 - 2:52 am PT | Jennifer Mossalgue
    Sacramento, capital city of the EV-loving Golden State, is the latest city proposing to ban new gas stations or upgrading existing stations, unless of course you’re adding electric vehicle charging. The government recently issued a 2040 Sacramento General Plan, first reported by OPIS, which calls for “future-ready” gas stations. The plan states that the “city shall prohibit the establishment of new gas stations or the expansion of new fossil fuel infrastructure at existing gas stations unless the project proponent provides 50kW or greater direct current fast charger (DCFC) electric-vehicle charging stations on site at a ratio of at least one...
  • The Great Electric Vehicle Con

    02/16/2024 7:04:35 AM PST · by Tell It Right · 40 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 2/16/2024 | Harry G. Hutchison
    Led by an elderly man experiencing cognitive decline, the Biden administration has launched a strident effort to promote electric vehicle (E.V.) sales. This push is part of a globalist climate change agenda that ignores the unreliability of renewable energy during winter storms and heat waves.
  • THIS is the scariest thing about EV batteries (it's not fire) [it is Vapor Cloud Explosion VCE]

    02/14/2024 10:40:58 AM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 53 replies
    YouTube ^ | February 1, 2024 | MGUY Australia
    YouTube Transcript... We've all seen EVS on fire a result of the lithium ion battery which provides the power to the car experiencing a condition known as thermal runaway. This is when one of the individual cells in the battery is either damaged by an impact or just degrades over time to the point where it causes a short circuit. This generates heat in the cell which causes an outcof control chemical reaction to become self- sustaining very quickly the heat spreads to the cells nearby heating them to the point where they also go out of control in a...
  • South Carolina school district receives fleet of new electric school buses

    02/12/2024 5:37:39 PM PST · by lowbridge · 26 replies
    wyff4.com ^ | February 12, 2024 | Janice Limon 
    Schools in one South Carolina district are getting a technological and environmental boost with the delivery of a new fleet of electric school buses. The Orangeburg County School District on Monday was part of a celebration about the delivery of 20 new electric school buses. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael Regan was on had at Marshall Elementary School, in Orangeburg, along with South Carolina Rep. Jim Clyburn and district officials to announce the funding for the new clean school buses delivered to the state. Officials said South Carolina received $65.9 million for 168 new school buses from President...
  • Porterville Unified receives $13.8 million award to help transition to electric buses (California)

    02/12/2024 5:24:39 PM PST · by lowbridge · 20 replies
    abc30.com ^ | February 9, 2024 | Jessica Harrington
    Porterville Unified school buses are getting quieter. That's because they're slowly shifting away from diesel and moving to electric. Assistant superintendent Brad Rohrbach says that transition is now accelerating thanks to a $13.8 million award from the Environmental Protection Agency's 'Clean School Bus Program'. "It's really the next step in our endeavor to sustain and move forward on our sustainability and energy efforts at the district," Rohrbach said. Director of Transportation and Sustainability Richard Tree says the 35 electric buses they will purchase with the money will help reduce the district's carbon footprint and create a model for others in...
  • New LoomingNew Looming EV Disaster Begins to Emerge Begins to Emerge

    02/12/2024 4:55:39 PM PST · by bitt · 19 replies
    gatewaypundit ^ | 2/12/2024 | Bob Unruh
    ‘Will only increase the probability of failure’ If all of the existing headaches for those pushing expensive electric vehicles on resisting American consumers could vanish, there’s still a big one that may have no ready solution. Already, it appears the U.S. could end up dependent on unfriendly nations for materials for all those batteries. Then there’s the fact that the nation’s grid simply can’t support all that recharging – California already has been sending out advisories for owners not to charge. And then there’s the limited range, extended recharging times, both worsened by bad weather. But now a report in...
  • Biden Govt Classes Martha’s Vineyard as ‘Low-Income’ So It Qualifies for Subsidized EV Chargers.

    02/08/2024 12:44:03 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 22 replies
    The National Pulse ^ | 8 Feb, 2024
    The Joe Biden regime has classified elite getaways, including Martha’s Vineyard, as “low-income” in an effort to qualify them for an electric vehicle (EV) charger subsidy program under the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). The EV charger tax credit program was supposed to allocate subsidies to “low-income” or “non-urban” areas. An examination of the Department of Energy’s (DOE) eligibility map identified several upscale areas deemed “low-income” by the regime, allowing them to receive EV charger subsidies. To be seen as “low-income,” areas must either have a poverty rate of over 20 percent, a median income beneath 80 percent of their wider...
  • ‘Mr. Bean’ Star Rowan Atkinson Blamed for Slow EV Sales

    02/07/2024 6:28:14 AM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 52 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7 Feb 2024 | SIMON KENT
    English comedy icon Rowan Atkinson, forever applauded for his on-screen creation Mr. Bean, has been blamed for “damaging” the reputation of electric vehicles (EVs) and contributing to slow sales simply by expressing his opinion on their future – or lack of it. The actor was name-checked in the British House of Lords on Tuesday during its environment and climate change committee meeting, Sky News reports. Thinktank Green Alliance outlined the main obstacles the government faces in its bid to push petrol and diesel cars to the kerb before 2035, pointing to a newspaper comment piece by the Johnny English star...
  • Biden Admin Classifies Martha’s Vineyard, Elite Locales As ‘Low-Income’ To Push EV Charger Subsidies

    02/06/2024 8:45:22 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 02/06/2024 | Nick Pope
    The Biden administration is classifying some of the country’s most elite and exclusive locales as “low-income” areas, making them eligible for electric vehicle (EV) charger subsidy programs. The administration’s EV charger tax credit program — made possible by the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), President Joe Biden’s signature climate bill — is specifically designed to route subsidies to “low-income” or “non-urban” areas of the country. The “low-income” emphasis for eligibility aligns in spirit with the Biden administration’s wider pursuit of so-called “environmental justice,” which is effectively the combination of social justice ideology and green policy.Numerous elite hangouts and locales — including...
  • South Korea’s EV Sales Held Back by Drivers’ Fears of Battery Fires

    02/06/2024 7:19:32 AM PST · by george76 · 16 replies
    Oil price ^ | Feb 05, 2024, | Charles Kennedy -
    South Korean drivers are concerned that their future EVs could catch fire while charging or in a car crash ... In 2020 and 2021, several high-profile cases of EVs catching fire were reported in South Korea. Three years ago, an electric bus manufactured by Hyundai Motor caught fire while in use. A few months earlier, Hyundai Motor recalled more than 77,000 Kona EVs sold globally after 13 of the electric crossover vehicles caught fire. Hyundai and its battery supplier LG Chem were at odds over the reasons for the recall, with the battery cell maker saying it wasn’t its battery...
  • Face It: The Energy Transition Ain't Happening

    02/05/2024 5:50:18 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 26 replies
    Manhattan Contrarian ^ | 4 Feb, 2024 | Francis Menton
    If you are at all interested in matters of climate and energy, you have probably read hundreds of articles over the past few years about the inevitability of the coming energy transition. A piece of the claimed inevitability is that all good and decent people support this transition as a matter of moral urgency; but it’s not just that. Nor is it just that government backs the transition with all its coercive powers, from subsidies to mandates to regulations. No, most importantly, the transition is said to have become inevitable due to unstoppable economic forces. Wind and solar are now...
  • The West’s humiliating electric car climbdown has begun

    02/03/2024 11:05:04 AM PST · by CFW · 97 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 2/2/24 | Matthew Lynn
    France’s President Macron had a plan to make millions of electric vehicles a year. Chancellor Scholz planned to put 15 million on Germany’s roads by 2030. President Biden trumped the lot with a $174bn (£138bn) plan to make the US the world leader. Even Boris Johnson Get info without leaving the page. – remember him – had a £1bn plan to beef up our charging network. Rewind only a couple of years, and almost every president or prime minister was making electric vehicles the cornerstone of an industrial strategy. And yet, this week we have learned that Renault is abandoning...
  • China Bans Cheap Knockoff EVs From Roads, Reason: They’re Too Dangerous! Senior Citizens' Are Angry! (You Tube)

    02/03/2024 12:29:08 PM PST · by dennisw · 6 replies
    China Observer ---- You Tube ^ | Jan 2024 | China Observer
    China Bans Cheap Knockoff EVs From Roads, Reason: They’re Too Dangerous! Senior Citizens' Are Angry! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2G1ltZWzd9c