As the Biden administration pushes the nation to move away from gasoline-powered vehicles to electric ones, some reports out of Chicago say Tesla drivers have voiced concerns about their car batteries not charging at stations in the Windy City. As a result, the stations there have become, in The Kansas City Star's words, "car graveyards."
"It brings to question a lot of problems, but they all fall under one heading," responds Larry Behrens of Power the Future. "This is an inferior product that Joe Biden's administration is forcing upon the American public."
He points out that this could be a life-or-death situation for some EV drivers.
"More people die from the cold weather than they do the hot weather," Behrens notes. "To have these batteries drain much quicker, it is not just a matter inconvenience because the range expectations of the vehicles are drastically reduced; it can be a matter of safety."
Vehicles with an internal combustion engine can and do have issues in extreme weather. Batteries for a gas-powered car may have issues, and fuel economy can also be impacted by extreme weather.
Still, Behrens asserts that Power the Future is not making a mountain out of a molehill.
"For anyone who would say … internal combustion cars have their issues as well … we would say, 'Let's put it then on a fair field and have the fight of the free market to decide what is best,'" Behrens poses.
But he says people who push EVs would never allow that to happen "because they know in a fair fight, their product loses."