at46 wrote: ↑
Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:14 pm
Britkid wrote: ↑
Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:43 pm
Well, the lower the price of petrol/diesel the worse the economic case for EVs and the less will be bought, and the higher the price of petrol the better the economic case for EVs and the more will be bought.
Similarly, if you buy an EV and the price of petrol goes massively higher then your car will hold its value better; if the price of petrol is slashed it will depreciate a bit quicker.
Further, if the price of petrol/diesel rockets up manufacturers will start producing more EVs, and if it goes down then they will produce less. But they can't react to short term trends, obviously.
My point is the entire economic case for switching to EVs is non-existant, including new economic activity to build the EV infrastructure which is waste and nada mas.
yea, we really had no economic case for leaving the caves either.
My horse gets great gas mileage, and is completely green too.
speaking of horses, here is an economic case: diversifying transportation and energy sources.
The great horse flue of 1872, devastated the u.s. economy, because it was the main source of transportation. although I had read about this before, this was a new one for me. It mentioned in this article, the Apache and u.s. army had to fight eachother on foot, because all their horses were too sick to ride in to battle.
https://mentalfloss.com/article/65528/1 ... -us-horses
A lot of lessons in that article. We know from repeat experience over the last 100 years, just about every modern mechanized war, comes to a fairly abrupt end (offensive capability neutralized) as soon as one side or other looses access to oil. I would call it a military imperative for any modern military to be taking eletric vehicals seriously (electric drones, subs, etc). Even in iraq, while fighting on top of one of the largest oil reserves in the world, gas shortages and logistical issues related to oil infrastructure, limited fighting ability of the parties involved.