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Mondays with Mullane ep17 - The Inconvenient Truth Regarding Electric Vehicles

Electric vehicles are a plan that doesn’t work to fix a problem that doesn’t exist.

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The Cat 994A earth excavator burns 1000 litres of diesel fuel every two hours and moves 250 tonnes of dirt and rock to extract materials needed to manufacture one electric car battery. These are the raw materials required for one car battery.

  • One car battery contains.

  • Twelve KG of lithium.

  • Thirty KG of nickel.’

  • Twenty-two KG of Mangan.

  • Fifteen KG of cobalt.

  • One hundred KG of Kupfer.

  • Two hundred KG of aluminium.

  • Thirty KG of copper.

All this is for just one battery installed in a small vehicle. More oversized vehicles with larger capacities require more raw materials.

Now, all the environmentalists, mental being the operative word. They achieve a warm feeling by buying an overpriced made-in-China electric vehicle. China manufactures 94% of electric car batteries. The irony is China is the world's largest polluter.

These same people most likely vote for the lunatic greens, whose ultimate goal is to close down all mining. They don’t realise an electric vehicle requires significantly more mining than an internal combustion vehicle. An electric car is made of steel, the same as a petrol car, so iron ore, 70% of steel, is made from coal. It is manufactured by mixing iron ore with coking coal—Australia’s biggest export.

Other mining products are required to manufacture an electric car—sand mining for glass, copper, aluminium, nickel, and magnesium. Plus, lithium and cobalt are both toxic and mainly mined by child labour in third-world African countries in appalling, unsafe conditions. Most of these semi-slave labourers have terminal cancer in their late teens. Now, here is the coup de grace: petroleum by-products. Yes, your environmentally friendly electric shit box contains products from fossil fuels. Plastic, dashboards, door trims, carpet, boot matt, headlining, sun visors, door seals, carbon fibre, steering wheel, fibreglass bumper bars, and seats. I assume most electric car buyers would also be vegan or at least vegetarian, so there are no leather seats for them sourced from farting cattle. No, sir, their seats of choice are genuine polyester, spandex, elastane, nylon, and all petroleum products. Most tyres nowadays also contain silica, a petroleum by-product. As a side note, asphalt roads are a by-product of petroleum.

One key disadvantage of an electric car is the battery life. Like all batteries, the capacity decreases by approximately 2.5% every year. Think of your phone, torch, and whinging kids wanting new toy batteries. Longevity is highly dependent on temperature. A battery does not generate the power; it merely stores it. The increased electricity to charge the proliferation of electric vehicles will seriously stress an already precarious power grid.

Another disadvantage is if your electric vehicle runs out of power on the freeway. Do you walk to a charging station to get a bucket of electricity? All electric car owners suffer from range anxiety. They will experience tension to sickening panic as they observe their battery gauge decreasing and know a charging station is kilometres away. Their sweaty fingers are crossed, and praying I can make it?

Quality: a Tesla stopped at traffic lights in front of my car. I noticed the panel fit of the boot lid was uneven, with a more significant gap on one side. I’ve seen better panel fits from a Lebanese backyard rebirther. Safety electric cars frequently catch fire. Check out the Tesla that caught fire spontaneously and destroyed six other cars parked near it. This event occurred at the parking lot at Sydney Airport. So we should advocate for separate parking for electric vehicles or make them have a warning sign.

WARNING: THIS VEHICLE IS ELECTRIC; IT CAN IGNITE WITHOUT WARNING. DO NOT PARK WITHIN 50 METRES. To extinguish an electric car on fire requires 150,000 litres of water.

Disposal. The life of car batteries varies from five to eight years. The replacement cost. A battery under 50 kWh vehicle, such as the MG ZS EV, BMW i3, Nissan Leaf, Mini Cooper SE, and Toyota Prius. A replacement battery will set you back between $12,000 to $20,000—prestige vehicles like Porsche Taycan, Tesla Model S, Mercedes-Benz EQC and Audi E Tron. Are you sitting down a whopping $50,000?

These prices have resulted in electric vehicle owners abandoning the five- to eight-year-olds. They must ponder, “Fuck, I should have bought a petrol car; it would have been cheaper.” In Europe, acres of abandoned deceased electric cars reside in graveyards, unwanted, unloved problems for the future. But remember, the batteries are highly toxic. So, the original purpose of buying an electric vehicle was to protect the environment. Now, the world has a monumental future climate disaster. How do we dispose of all these toxic batteries?

So, all the purchasers of electric vehicles are under the false belief they are good citizens protecting the planet. The truth is you are contributing to more destruction of the world than if you had bought a small economical petrol car that was approximately $30,000 cheaper with a longer life expectancy.

Electric vehicles are the most significant con job ever perpetrated on the motoring public. A modern internal combustion engine is more environmentally friendly. It requires less mining and will cost its owner much less. Electric cars may suit small European countries with weak, woke governments. However, in a vast country like Australia, it is impractical.

Another point is pedestrian safety people can't hear the fuckers coming. Electric vehicles are part of the future but manifestly not the end of internal combustion vehicles. Also, they say beauty is in the eye of the beholder; to me, electric cars are fucking ugly. After writing this, I’m hopping into my Ram 6.2-litre Hemi V8 petrol. A short trip to the bottle shop should only cost about $100; hang on there and back.

Danny Mullane

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