The Astounding Non-Success Of Sparky Cars

Think about these numbers and Governor Brown’s goal of 5 million electric vehicles in California by 2030. Sales of EV have stalled out.

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Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach

Published without comment on our mostly coal-fired and highly subsidized electric car fleet … well, to be fair, I suppose that is a comment …

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My best regards to all,


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About Russ Steele

Freelance writer and climate change blogger. Russ spent twenty years in the Air Force as a navigator specializing in electronics warfare and digital systems. After his service he was employed for sixteen years as concept developer for TRW, an aerospace and automotive company, and then was CEO of a non-profit Internet provider for 18 months. Russ's articles have appeared in Comstock's Business, Capitol Journal, Trailer Life, Monitoring Times, and Idaho Magazine.
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1 Response to The Astounding Non-Success Of Sparky Cars

  1. gjrebane says:

    Russ, can you find out for your readers what the total cost of an EV’s ton-mile is? In short, given that today electricity still comes off the grid (fossil fuels, hydro, wind, solar), and that making electricity requires one more energy transformation step until it’s used to charge a battery (another step down), what is the fully burdened ton-mile operating cost of a battery powered car?


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