THE EV SYNDROME – A TREATABLE CONDITION?
Much of the global population live in developing countries with huge distances between towns and with very little in terms of public transport, be it by road, rail or air. Of those who can afford a vehicle, many have to buy used cars with 250 000km on the odo.
Perfectly insane Europeans want to ban vehicles with internal combustion engines altogether. They follow ideologies that don’t even work on paper, let alone in practice. They think that we all live on flat surfaces near power outlets and (like themselves) live within a small radius from work and leisure.
When I arrived at work the other day at just past 7am, I passed a car being recharged (pictured). Eight hours later, it was still plugged in. It needed more than the allowed 3.5 hours. What if there was a business meeting on the other side of the city, meanwhile, without the option of public transport? Just 126km, shall we walk? Remember, it is 126km back as well, with no charging ports along the way. This isn’t a USB device.
A typical holiday or even business trip in our country could easily be 1 600km. This distance requires one or two fuel stops of 15 minutes each. You can’t attempt a trip like this in an electric vehicle.
We live in a country with barely sufficient electricity to keep the lights on, as it stands. In rural areas, there is currently electricity for only a few hours per day, but even cities with many millions of citizens each, have experienced load shedding from time to time since 2008. When you can recharge an electric vehicle in 15 minutes, let it run at 120km/h for eight hours, then we can talk. Ensure that it can be recharged at the smallest hamlet, then we can talk.
Now over to total insanity: the same idiots wanting to ban internal combustion engines, build monstrous vehicles with up to 16 cylinders, each producing enough power, it seems, to counter the rotation of the Earth when tied to a tree. These have three diff-locks, low range, a 6.3 litre bi-turbo engine with stump-pulling power and a price tag to drain the blood from your face. This is what some people need to pick up milk from the mall? There must be a pothole in the road?
These should be banned. We don’t need this indulgence: a car with its own private hole in the ozone layer, who needs that? If you need that pukka 4×4, get one with a diesel engine tweaked with a bottle of blue, as it mostly emits harmless water and nitrogen.
The medical profession can lend a hand here as well. Maybe the crazy politicians and some car manufacturers can have their condition treated. In institutions safely away from the societies they threaten, alongside the cloud gurus and engineers.
Anybody who thinks that removing his pollution from his own address, to then pollute the environment at a power station elsewhere, really is loony. Especially when he then thinks he’s saving the planet. Are they demon possessed? There has to be a tablet, injection or straightjacket that could help for that.