Zero emission vehicles my …
It was just plane embarrassing, because after paying more than he had for any other car his family owned, here he was stuck yet again. Yes he knew it was his fault for not keeping an eye on the fuel gauge, but seriously who would think that after fueling last night then a normal drive to work and this side trip to a client another 50 miles further the car was out of fuel. As he sat waiting for the tow he fumed at what the car company said when he called them. It seems that his car’s millage is reduced 40% when the weather gets too cold or too hot!
The governors of 8 states, California, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island and Vermont have decided that by 2025 they will take action to put 3.3 million zero emission vehicles on the road in their states. Besides the fact that the current range of most of these cars is around 100 miles (temperature permitting), and that when you get to where you are going there are very few if any ‘plug in stations’ does anyone realize you are not doing anything to better the environment?
Do owners of these vehicles understand that when you do plug them in the power recharging that car comes from either oil, coal, natural gas or nuclear powered generating plants. I can not understand how these governors who are looking for zero emissions think using electricity generated by oil, gas or coal gives us the zero emissions. They are merely transferring the pollution problem from the individual to the power plant. And as far a nuclear….haven’t they refused to have any additional nuclear power plants built in America because of the danger of meltdowns and the problem with the spent fuel rods?
It seems some of our governors are taking notes from the politicians in Washington
standing in front of the media saying look at what I am doing
without actually accomplishing anything.