pune wrote:AABusDrvr wrote:QF7 wrote:I live here. It was actually two years ago, February 2021, when we had the multi-day power grid failure.
There was very little reason to drive anywhere as everything was closed due to lack of electricity. Only hospitals and people lucky enough to be on the same segments of the grid remained powered throughout.
But sure, if you had a charged-up EV you could have roamed around until it was depleted. No different than if you had a gassed-up ICE vehicle. (There was no shortage of gasoline, but since gasoline pumps run on electricity it’s a moot point.)
I know of someone who had a Tesla battery backup system at their home. It lasted 12 hours, then they were stuck in sub-freezing temperatures like the rest of us.
We also lived through the great snowmageddon of 2021. I always keep the vehicles above 75% full, and will fill everything (including a few gas cans for the generator) before a weather event.
Since we have gas heat and appliances, and a real, wood burning fireplace, we were able to keep at least a few rooms in the house a reasonable temperature. I feel for the people building new homes without gas and real fireplaces.
The infrastructure is no where near ready to support a transition to electric everything.
We just ordered a full size SUV with a wonderful 6.2L V8 engine, I fully intend to drive it until I can no longer buy gasoline.
That is your choice. Just don't say was not told, we all suffer consequences of our choices.
In other news, Jim Farley CEO has shared they need to work more to reduce weight of car. Most other CEO's are not as forthcoming, exception was VW CEO who was removed last October.
https://edition.cnn.com/2023/02/04/busi ... index.html
So while it's easy for lot of people say X is Tesla-killer, harder to prove.
Erstwhile VW Boss, Herbert Deiss who pointed similar issues and was booted out. Probably Jim Farley will get the same boot
The consequence of my choice will be enjoying a vehicle much more capable than any EV sold here today. I will indeed enjoy that.
Per the article you posted, 90% of Europe is still buying ICE powered cars, and here in the US, it's closer to 94% of vehicles sold are ICE. The death of the ICE powered vehicle is still a long way off.