Posted tagged ‘Electric Cars’

Are Electric Cars Really Green? From Prager University

February 11, 2016

Green zealots sing the praises of electric cars while failing to tell us the whole story. The reality is electric cars are really coal powered cars. The electricity used to charge the batteries in these cars is produced by power plants fueled by coal.

The video below from Prager University titled, Are Electric Cars Really Green, explains how green isn’t necessarily green. Electric cars emit just as much CO2 as gasoline powered cars.

Electric Cars Waste Energy

Electric cars waste energy compared to cars that run on gasoline. The energy stored in a molecule of gasoline is used directly, with very little loss, when it is ignited in a cars cylinder. The energy stored in a molecule of coal dissipates from the point where it is burned to produce the heat, which boils the water, that creates steam, which turns the turbines, that produces electricity which is transferred through power lines to your house and is eventually used to charge the batteries that move the car. Only ignorant people, or true believers, would us a more expensive less efficient energy source. Government subsidies make this ignorance affordable, at the tax payers expense. Government always picks losers.

Related ArticleElectric Car Sales Crash Into Economic Reality, at austrianaddict.com.

Related ArticleGreen energy Proving Venture Capitalists Are Smarter Than Government Bureaucrats, at austrianaddict.com.

Electric Car Sales Crash Into Economic Reality.

April 2, 2013
Who Killed the Electric Car?

Who Killed the Electric Car? (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

THE  REALITY OF THE CONSUMER.

Electric car sales prove once again that consumer decisions in the market trump the President’s, and Government’s, attempt to force their utopian desires on people. Just because a person with power decrees that certain thing’s should be produced, doesn’t mean that they’ll be magically sold once they enter the market. Many an entrepreneur’s great ideas have turned to failure because, in the market, the consumer has veto power over every brilliant idea, and the “special”  brilliance of Government planners is no different.

THE REALITY OF PRICES AND COSTS.

There are three ways that Government can guarantee that electric cars will be purchased. (more…)

Green Energy Proving Venture Capitalists are Smarter Than Government Bureaucrats.

September 30, 2012
President Barack Obama, with Assembly Manager ...

President Barack Obama, with Assembly Manager Teri Quigley, drives a new Chevy Volt, during his tour of the General Motors Auto Plant in Hamtramck, Mich., July 30, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Robert Bradley Jr. in an article titled Electric Car Verdict: Another Government Subsidized Bust, at masterresource.org writes, “When government tries to pick losers and winners, it typically picks losers. Why? Because in the free market consumers pick winners to leave the losers to Government.”

Another reason Government can’t out perform the free market is because it doesn’t have a tenth of the knowledge that exists in the free market. Also, in the market, the individual who risks knows he takes the loss if he is wrong. When the Government picks a loser (more…)