Tuesday, December 19, 2023

Deindustrialization 22, EVs impracticality, Energizing growth series

More stories about electric vehicles (EV) here. Enjoy.

Think tank says ‘true cost’ of EVs after subsides equates to $6.32 per litre
Shaun Polczer 28 Oct 2023

California EV HELL: QUEUING for chargers at MIDNIGHT!!!
By Paul Homewood NOVEMBER 5, 2023

Electric Vehicles and Africa: No Place for Rich Boys Toys
Vijay Jayaraj November 05, 2023 https://www.realclearenergy.org/articles/2023/11/05/electric_vehicles_and_africa_no_place_for_rich_boys_toys_990534.html

The Coming Collapse of Green Energy, and why EVs Will Never Catch On
Anthony Watts November 5, 2023

Solar Stocks crashed in the last quarter too, down 40% so far this year around the world
Jo Nova  Nov. 8th 2023

What happened to solar stocks? Investors ‘pick up the pieces’ after a brutal earnings season
By Claudia Assis Nov. 7, 2023

Solar Stocks Shaken By High Interest Rates And Supply Chain Issues
By ZeroHedge - Nov 03, 2023

Carmakers are struggling to make electric vehicles affordable for pinched consumers—and rethinking their investments amid sagging demand

Auto Industry Fears The Worst As Demand For EVs Fails To Meet Expectations
With billions of dollars already poured into EVs, many manufacturers are cutting back on their plans amidst high interest rates
Sam D. Smith November 4, 2023

Electric car sales continue to falter: Demand last month dwindled and manufacturers risk falling short of costly EV targets
Car registrations across all fuel types grew 14.3% to a five-year high, SMMT says
EV demand wanes as fewer than one in four registrations are private purchases
Makers well short of binding EV sales targets set out under ZEV mandate
ROB HULL  7 November 2023

EV Makers Turn to Discounts to Combat Waning Demand
Car companies and dealers are slashing thousands off purchase prices to attract wary shoppers
Sean McLain  November 7, 2023

The middle class is not buying electric vehicles as hoped
Charles J. Murray November 10, 2023

... General Motors, Ford, Mercedes, Nissan, Toyota and even Tesla have raised red flags about slowing demand. GM scaled back plans for 2024 and said it would delay the opening of a new electric truck factory. Ford is considering cutting shifts at its F-150 Lightning plant. Nissan is transferring more resources to hybrids rather than EVs. Mercedes has described the EV market as “brutal.” And Toyota’s chairman, Akio Toyoda, said last week that “people are finally seeing the reality” of EVs.

Battery electric vehicles are like Concorde
Sensible America never built a supersonic airliner. We should learn from that
MICHAEL KELLY 17 November 2023

The man in the street has failed to embrace BEVs for the same reason he failed to embrace Concorde nearly 50 years ago: the extra cost – of order £10,000 per vehicle – represents an insurmountable barrier. People might pay the extra if they were getting something better in performance terms, but range anxiety and the lack of convenient recharging infrastructure remain formidable hurdles. Insurance costs are high too, with figures as high as £6000 quoted in the media.

US Transition To Electric Vehicles Faces Delays
Elodie MAZEIN November 18, 2023

Electric car sales set to plummet with falling driver demand ahead of major announcement
Felix Reeves 23/11/2023

Car Dealers to Biden: EVs Aren’t Selling
Some 3,900 sellers ask for a reprieve from his onerous sales mandate.
By The Editorial Board Nov. 28, 2023

EV chargers, heat pumps may be curtailed in Germany as of 2024
Nikolaus J. Kurmayer | Euractiv.com Nov 29, 2023 https://www.euractiv.com/section/electricity/news/ev-chargers-heat-pumps-may-be-curtailed-in-germany-as-of-2024/

Germany’s residential grid operators will be empowered to restrict the flow of power to heat pumps and electric vehicle (EV) chargers from 2024 in order to preserve the stability of the grid, which is suffering from chronic underinvestment.

Brand new electric buses paralyzed in Oslo
Oslo's brand new fleet of electric buses is not designed for these temperatures - their batteries are failing miserably in the icy cold.

Oslo’s E-Bus Fleet Could Use Some Warming…City Paralyzed As Buses “Break Down” Due To Cold
P Gosselin 13. December 2023

Hazardous Electric Car Transport: Fires On Ocean Carriers Causing Environmental Catastrophes
By P Gosselin on 30. July 2023

“Energizing growth” series, My Cup of Liberty.

Part 6, “Energizing growth via fossil fuels, nuclear power, and unsubsidized electricity prices” (Dec. 7)

Part 5, “Energizing growth via grid ‘demonopolization’ and ‘declimatism’ policies” (Nov. 16), https://www.bworldonline.com/opinion/2023/11/16/557781/energizing-growth-via-grid-demonopolization-and-declimatism-policies/

Part 4, “Energizing growth via less intermittent wind, solar” (Nov. 7),

Part 3, “Coal and nuclear power as growth drivers” (Oct. 26),

Part 2, “Energizing growth: Lessons from UAE, France, and other countries” (Oct. 17),

Part 1, “Energizing growth: The role of fossil fuels in economic development” (Oct. 3),

See also:
Deindustrialization 19, UK and EU and rising cost of net zero, Sept. 17, 2023
Deindustrialization 20, Germany's departing companies, EV slowdown, September 29, 2023 
Deindustrialization 21, UK update, Net zero religion, November 13, 2023.

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