Sunday, June 23, 2024

Man Discovers His Electric Hummer Will Take 5 days to Fully Charge

(Molly Bruns, Headline USA) The owner of an electric GMC Hummer recently posted a video showing that his car will take five days to fully charge using the basic home charging set up.

“This is a brand new hummer and it’s got the largest battery you can buy,” he announces. “250-kilowatt hours of battery in this truck.”

The narrator shows his car’s charger connected to a standard wall outlet, plugging it in and then showing the display that indicates the charge won’t be complete for five days.

“And that’s what happens when you try to charge the largest battery truck using a 120 outlet,” he adds. “Of course, you could have a level two or fast charger which would make it a lot quicker.”

According to the Post Millennial, the level two and fast EV chargers the man references are both significantly more costly to install, despite the increased charging capacity.

Several states, including New York and California, are barring the purchase of gas-powered vehicles. Many of those same states did not consider that adjusting for the change would involve producing more electricity.

In order to keep up with the demand, California implemented rolling blackouts in the summer of 2022.

EV owners in Florida discovered that the salt-water flooding in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian caused their cars to catch fire.

The cost of producing electric vehicles is also significant.

Miners in the Democratic Republic of Congo dig cobalt out of the ground by hand. Many have been killed or crippled.

Even Alan Dangour, the Wellcome Trust’s director for climate and health, acknowledged the considerable dangers of mining cobalt in a panel appearance at the World Economic Forum conference in Davos, Switzerland, according to the Daily Caller.

“There is now very nice evidence, in fact, on the impact it has on the health of women and children, especially it has substantial negative impact on fetal growth and fetal health,” Dangour said. “So—but that’s evidence that’s relatively new and relatively recently identified. So, the reason I’m saying this is there are trade-offs here.”

In December, President Joe Biden guaranteed that by 2030 50% of vehicles purchased in the U.S. will be electric, and the federal government will exclusively buy EVs by 2035.

California announced a similar plan, adding a ban of any non-electric vehicles by 2035.

Wyoming, meanwhile, has followed a different path. The state, which relies heavily on the fossil-fuel industry to drive its economy, recently proposed a bill to ban all electric vehicles by 2035, The Hill reported.

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