Filed under: Energy, Environment, Global Warming, Science/Technology | Tags: Environment, Junk Science, liberalism
In a previous post, I wrote about California’s required new “green sticker” for cars, enumerating the “clean energy” qualities of each new car. The star, a perfect 10 points, was the Tesla Roadster. Pretty sexy, isn’t it? Only $109,000.
Jeremy Clarkson, the car guy for the London Times, recently got a battery-powered Tesla Roadster to test.
The company claimed it could run, even if driven briskly, for 200 miles, but after just a morning the battery power was down to 20% and we realized that it would not have enough juice for all the shots we needed.
Happily, the company had brought a second car along, so we switched to that. But after a while its motor began to overheat. And so, even though the first was not fully charged, we unplugged it — only to find that its brakes weren’t working properly.
The Democrat Congress is pretty excited about electric cars. The Chevy Volt is purely Utopian — it will go 40 miles when charged — and only costs $4o,ooo. Congress is prepared to demand that Detroit “go green.” But the American people want a car that is dependable, doesn’t cost too much, and will keep their families safe. Not one that will get a meaningless green sticker.
Hmn. Do you think this could be a metaphor?
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