Sunday, 15 January 2023


 Someone pointed out to me this interesting video. It talks about the massive interference by government in the automobile market in order to push battery electric vehicles. It is looking like this will seriously undermine the market. The man who does the talking, Harry, claims to believe in the climate emergency, even though he admits that the public are not ready to switch to expensive, less reliable EVs. I wonder why?

Here is the link to the video:

EV sales jumped in December to 33% of total new car sales. Here's why I think there's trouble ahead - YouTube  


  1. EVs have less car fires at an 11 to 1 ratio of gas engines. As charging stations increase, there will be less range anxiety and more people will buy into electrics. I have driven electric now for 7.5 years. Saved all kinds of money not having to buy gas.

  2. Here in the UK it now costs more to charge up your battery at a charging station than to buy a tank of petrol!


    1. I'll give you 40mpg of an average British car.
      electricity at 35p /kw-hr

      every 15000 miles would use 375 gallons of gas
      every 15,000 miles would use 3,750 kw-hrs

      3.79 liters per gallon times 375 gallons = 1,421 liters
      1421 liters times 1.6 pounds per liter = 2,274 pounds

      3,750 kw-hrs times 35 pence per kw-hr equals 1,325 pounds.

      I looked up the British costs of energy and I'm thinking you fibbed to me. Unless you can show me differently. I have run these numbers on American cars and the electrics come out shining like a star.

  3. breakeven is 60 pence per kw-hr.
    2,274/1325 times .35 = 60 pence

    Great Britan is quite similar to the United States. There is clear savings using an electric over using a gas car.

    The average price of charging an electric car using a public rapid charge point has risen by more than a fifth since September, the RAC claims. The motoring organisation has started a new Charge Watch initiative to track the price of charging across the UK and inform consumers about the cost of topping up their electric car.

    According to the data, the average price of charging on a pay-as-you go, non-subscription basis at a publicly accessible rapid charger in Great Britain has risen to 44.55p per kilowatt hour (kWh) since September. That’s an increase of 21 percent, or 7.81p per kWh, and it means the average cost of an 80-percent rapid charge for a 64 kWh battery has increased by £4 since September.


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