I Was Just Wondering
Imagine Florida with a hurricane coming toward Miami. The governor orders an evacuation and all cars head north.
They all need to be charged in Jacksonville. How does that work? Has anyone thought about it?
If all cars were electric and were caught up in a three-hour traffic jam with dead batteries, then what? Not to mention that there’s little heating or air conditioning in an electric vehicle because of high battery consumption.
If you get stuck on the road all night, with no battery, no heating, no windshield wipers, no radio, and no GPS (all these drain the batteries), all you can do is try calling 911 to take women and children to safety.
But, they cannot come to help you because all roads are blocked, and they will probably require that all police cars be electric also. When the roads become unblocked, no one can move! Their batteries are all dead.
How do you charge the thousands of cars in the traffic jam? Same problem during summer vacation departures with miles of traffic jams.
Yes, AAA is starting to prepare tow trucks to charge electric vehicles. How many can they charge before returning to home base and recharging the trucks?
There would be virtually no air conditioning in an electric vehicle. It would drain the batteries quickly. Where is this electricity going to come from? Today’s grid barely handles users’ needs.
We can’t use nuclear and natural gas is quickly running out. Oil-fired is out of the question, then what?
What will be done with billions of dead batteries, as can’t bury them in the soil and they can’t go to landfills?
The cart is way ahead of the horse. There is no thought whatsoever on how to handle any of the problems that batteries can cause.
Of course, the press doesn’t discuss or report on any of this type of information.