EVs ARE the storage. Was that not clear?
Have you not checked the news in the past ~30 years. SUPER clear we need to reduce our dependency on burning oil for energy ASAP.
.... you realize that following the facts is literally the complete opposite of 'drinking the kool-aid'... right? ... or.... was that meant as satire?
EV‘s are not storage, they are the end user product. Storage implies future use for another medium, but the electricity ‘stored’ in a EV is the same as saying you’re storing diesel in your fuel tank. It’s merely a repository for the engine that will use that fuel. Who in their right mind would ever use an EV as a storage device? Sure, it can power items for short term use, but not for transmission back to the grid, the efficiency losses are much too high for that to even be considered with a straight face. I can run my TDI to power a converter to supply electricity to appliances in my house, but only in an emergency would I do that. Fuel is ‘stored’ in their user state, so diesel or RUG is stored in a vessel because their medium is a physical liquid. Currently the available medium for electricity, of which their state is electrons, is marginal at best, which is why you don’t see large battery banks powering cities and towns during the off-peak times when renewable resources can charge them again. Until such an item exists, fossil fuel generation is needed to fill that gap. When that day arrives we have a viable medium to store and use electricity to meet demand, I’ll be on-board.
But the current state of EV’s does not meet our demands yet, and my wife wants an EV very much. But, she is unwilling to spend $70k+ (even with subsidies) for one that will meet her mileage requirements, and then we‘d have to upgrade our electrical just to charge it every night. So even she, who is wanting an EV, understands the drawbacks outweigh the benefits in their current state. Sure, they have a niche and a use, but currently they do not fit all categories and those spending the large sums on such vehicles are willing to put up with their nuances, just like TDI owners. We often go for long drives here in Arizona, and just for back from one over the holiday weekend where we wanted to see more of this be cautious state. That’s not happening in an EV due to having to few charging stations and getting stuck in the middle of nowhere, often with no cell reception, is not something we’d care to experience.
Sure, I keep up on the news, but I tend to disregard the fringe alarmist garbage on both sides. It may be SUPER clear to you that we ‘need’ to switch to EV’s, but as I stated before, Kool-Aid is not my preferred beverage. I am willing to switch to another transportation medium when it becomes viable, but at their current state I do not feel EV’s are there yet. And since I am not in the alarmist camp, I will continue to happily drive my ICE vehicles until the wheels fall off, turn my heat up when I’m cold, and not worry about the next ‘ice age’, ‘global warming’, ‘climate disruption’, or the new (and I can‘t believe this is something people are actually pushing) ‘climate anxiety’. Yes, that is a term I’ve heard repeated on the news, my thought is that it’s because none of the other terms were scary enough to get people to act contrary to their current belief system. Make no mistake, I’m not in the gross polluter category as we recycle, don’t buy Chinese products or those from grossly polluting countries (if we can help it), “reduce, reuse, recycle”, and have household solar to offset our electric costs and supply excess back to the grid during peak AC times. But everything has a limit and those ideas that are so good they need to be forced upon others because they can’t stand on their own, or they need people like yourself proselytizing about them from their high horse are ones I tend to step back from due to too much noise. Once they’re analyzed and questioned the truth tends to come out in short order. No one needed to convince me to buy or drive a TDI, I saw the benefits and did so on my own. And I’m sure the time will come when the same will happen with an EV or other alternative fuel vehicle, but not in the near future.
You have presented no ‘facts’, just propaganda you wish to portray as ‘facts’. You cherry pick highlights and ignore the detriments to your position, and as such they do not pass muster. I have you on Ignore most of the time due to your rabid position on EV, and on a TDI board no less, but these last few posts made me wonder what it was that you posted and I just had to chime in after reading them.