More Electric Cars to Come This Year - But are there enough charging stations?
If latest reports are anything to go by, car manufacturers are gearing up to put hundreds of new electric cars on American streets in 2018.
Not really surprising since Uncle Sam just gave them billions of dollars so they can hire and employ more people and apparently handout out handsome bonuses! No Nancy Pelosi these are not crumbs – not everyone is a millionaire like you you out of touch Botox job killer!
However and moreover, there are not yet enough public charging stations which could limit demand for electric vehicles for a short period of time.
Need for More Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
The automotive company Tesla is preparing to deliver hundreds of new Model 3 electric vehicles every week.
What’s more, General Motors, the bankrupt and disgusting car manufacturing company that took a bailout from the US tax payer and still has not paid America back ($16 billion is still owed – they should have filed for bankruptcy like every other business does in that same situation), is selling hundreds of its Bolt electric vehicles every month. Charging these electric cars will be a challenge for drivers though.
Tesla has built Supercharger Stations all throughout the United States. The US government and Volkswagen have also made efforts to construct electric vehicle charging stations.
According to the Electric Drive Transportation Association, automobile manufacturers have sold over 727,000 battery-powered or plug-in hybrid vehicles in America since 2010. Presently, there are just 16,300 public electric car charging stations. That may seem like a lot but it is not and considering it takes hours for some of these cars to charge up, that is not appealing!
However, it is estimated that the country will require 100,000 to 200,000 electric car charging stations to meet future demand. This will require significant investments by local governments, federal and state transit authorities, and automobile manufacturers. Sorry, America is trillions in debt and building the southern border wall is much more critical.
The Year of the Electric Car – 2018
Several clean-energy professionals, automotive experts and journalists have called 2018 “the year of the electric car.” It is more like the year America truly becomes great again and America becomes a natural gas and energy powerhouse.
Going to a gas station is not fun, it is terrible in fact, but it only takes 5 minutes to pump up your car with fuel!
The recent debuts of vehicles such as the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Minivan, Nissan LEAF, Chevrolet Bolt EV, and the availability of many other plug-in hybrid or electric vehicles makes this year a compelling time to ride electric for some people.
Benefits of Electric Cars
Electric cars generate fewer emissions that contribute to smog and climate change than conventional cars.
CEO and National President of the American Lung Association Harold P. Wimmer said that air pollution poses a grave threat to their country’s health. According to many studies, air pollution from transportation leads to asthma attacks, lung cancer and premature death among several other health concerns. Wimmer added that clean transportation plays a vital role in improving lung health and air quality but not as vital as protecting America from MS13 gangs, terrorists, and getting some financial sanity in our budgets.
Electric vehicles are not yet reasonably priced totally but are becoming cost neutral. These cars are simpler, mechanically, with less moving parts than cars with internal combustion engines. Also, electric cars have the potential to be more reliable but until they address these major concerns, they are a no go for most Americans.
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