Joe Biden continues his mad push to force all Americans into electric vehicles.
But everyone from car company CEOs to average American commuters are now questioning EVs.
And a truck driver just dismantled the entire electric vehicle narrative in just 2 minutes with this bombshell.
A truck driver in what is now a viral video explained that poor infrastructure and inefficient, heavy electric batteries make it nearly impossible to switch semi-trucks and other large vehicles to fully electric.
You would need 50,000 pounds
Chace Barber, a trucker and the founder of Edison Motors, recently appeared in a video during an event showcasing his company’s hybrid truck model.
While Barber has strongly advocated a push toward hybrid semi-trucks, he just as strongly opposes an attempt to go fully electric.
In fact, according to the Independent Journal Review, Barber believes fully electric EVs are a bad idea.
“Do you ever see yourself going 100% EV?” an interviewer asked Barber.
“No,” Barber replied strongly.
“I mean, maybe, if battery technology gets better, grid infrastructure gets better,” he went on.
“This truck,” Barber said. “A logging truck uses about two and a half megawatts of power per day. With extra capacity in the battery means you need a three-megawatt battery pack. The biggest one is like a Tesla semi, which is like a one-megawatt. So you need three megawatts to run an electric truck,” he continued.
“That would mean you would need to pack 50,000 pounds — 40,000, 50,000 pounds of batteries just to do a full day,” he said.
He also pointed out that not only would the weight of such batteries cause multiple issues, but the braking system would need to be immediately and drastically improved to increase the stopping power of the vehicles.
The grid’s no good
Barber then went on to explain how electrical infrastructure has not been updated in the U.S. in some time and said that the grid is nowhere near the level that would be required to power all the essential electric vehicles, especially heavy trucks.
“Let’s say we can even get those batteries down to the same weight where it’s reasonable, the grid infrastructure — we haven’t invested in our electrical grid since the 1950s, 1960s, ’70s, like you can give me an example, the logging truck in B.C. [British Columbia], that’s a niche industry. there’s 5,000 logging trucks that haul logs,” he explained.
“At two and a half megawatts of consumption per day, that’s twelve and a half gigawatts of power,” he said.
“Site C dam has been under construction for the last, oh, I don’t know, 15 years at a cost of $20 billion, and that has a 1.1 gigawatt. So a $20 billion dam that takes 15 years to build has a 1.1 gigawatt capacity, and logging trucks — just logging trucks alone — are using 12 and a half gigawatts. You would have to flood an area of land the size of Wales to produce that hydropower.”
In other words, once again, in the name of fighting climate change, the radical Left is apparently willing to destroy the very earth that they claim they are trying to protect.
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