Thursday, February 29, 2024

The Left Needs to Stop Banning Products and Censoring Honest Criticism | RealClearEnergy

The Biden administration wants to take away two-thirds of the cars currently on the road in favor of electric vehicles. That electric vehicle mandate has run headlong into scorching public and political pressure, and may be wilting before our eyes in an “election year concession.”  But, at this crucial moment, the administration’s dark-money allies are trying a stick-save, demanding that television networks in swing states censor advertisements critical of the mandate.

It’s bad enough to want to want to ban the majority of the cars that everyday people use, but it is a whole new level of tone deafness to then try and shut down voices that rightly criticize this type of elitist maneuver. 

The regulation in question is designed to expedite the retirement of traditional, gas-powered cars in favor of electric vehicles.  By the Biden administration’s own analysis, the likely path to compliance features nearly 70% of the passenger car market shifting to battery electric vehicles in just a few years, despite less than 2% of the current cars on the road being battery electric. 

This is part of a broader campaign by the Biden Administration to meet various “green” promises to the Left by banning countless household appliances, wiping away most of the dishwashers, refrigerators, freezers, and other appliances that consumers currently find on store shelves.


Throw it away. Just throw it away. Let peace rain down on your head. Think of the desert. Breathe.

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How much total energy is saved by using an electric car if the battery can't be charged unless it is kept in a heated garage?
How will the road system be paid for if electric cars become dominant? Now the roads are mostly paid for by taxes on gasoline and diesel (59% of California's Transportation Department funding is from fuel taxes).
Electric cars are much heavier than ICE cars (about 4,000 pounds compared to about 3,200 pounds) and thus create more wear on the road. Also, the extra weight means that guardrails and other safety features will need to be reinforced to contain electric cars.

Posted by: Hank Archer | Feb 29, 2024 5:21:51 PM

Had I told you that the EU has come up with the wonderful proposal that substantial repairs to any car over fifteen years old will be banned?

Posted by: dearieme | Mar 1, 2024 3:08:51 AM