What’s Under the Hood: The Dirty Secrets Of ‘Clean’ Electric Vehicles

In their sillier moments, wind and solar advocates claim that we’ll all soon be driving electric vehicles, lovingly recharged with sunshine and breezes.

In Australia, those seemingly virtuous souls with EVs are really being propelled by coal, because 85% of the electricity passing through its Eastern grid comes from coal-fired plants. It’s an irony, to be sure.

While there’s nothing wrong in theory about all-Electric Vehicles, if they really were a sensible substitute for petrol or diesel-powered vehicles, they’d already be jumping off the shelves. Except, for some strange reason, they aren’t.

Of course, taxpayer funded subsidies to the manufacturers (and in some cases to the owners) of EVs are the only reason you’ll find them on the road, at all.

But, for those still eager to parade their purported moral virtue, before signing up for a new Tesla, here’s a little tale about what’s really under the hood.

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No ‘green’ dream – built with coal, powered by coal.

In their sillier moments, wind and solar advocates claim that we’ll all soon be driving electric vehicles, lovingly recharged with sunshine and breezes.

In Australia, those seemingly virtuous souls with EVs are really being propelled by coal, because 85% of the electricity passing through its Eastern grid comes from coal-fired plants. It’s an irony, to be sure.

While there’s nothing wrong in theory about all-Electric Vehicles, if they really were a sensible substitute for petrol or diesel-powered vehicles, they’d already be jumping off the shelves. Except, for some strange reason, they aren’t.

Of course, taxpayer funded subsidies to the manufacturers (and in some cases to the owners) of EVs are the only reason you’ll find them on the road, at all.

But, for those still eager to parade their purported moral virtue, before signing up for a new Tesla, here’s…

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