Electric vehicles and the evacuation of Florida

It is a good thing that the rich, white elitist Gavin Newsom is not the Governor of Florida.  If his policies were in place no responders could save lives or fix the problems.  Why?  Because they would be using EV trucks and vehicles—at a time when there is no energy.

“It is fortunate that as of the current moment, electric vehicles constitute only about 100,000, out of nearly 8 million vehicles registered to drive on Florida’s roads. What if they all were electric, the (impractical) dream dream of greenies?

Depending on how heavily loaded they were, even assuming everyone had a full battery charge, cars from southern Florida would start running out of juice after 100 – 250 miles. They would then have to spend hours at recharging stations, which would rapidly be clogged with other Cars and trucks waiting their turn, since an electricity “fill up” can easily take an hour or more, as compared to a couple of minutes for gasoline.  Cars waiting to be charged would spill onto the highways, potentially blocking traffic.”

If we have an earthquake, you can imagine the damage due to lack of trucks and vehicles.  Or if we have a forest fires—how do we juice up the trucks to saves lives and trees?  Newsom and his crazy policies are killers.

Electric vehicles and the evacuation of Florida

By Thomas Lifson, American Thinker,  9/29/22    l

Large swaths of Florida’s heavily populated Gulf Coast have been ordered evacuated. The map below, prepared by the Florida Department of Emergency Management, shows the mandatory areas in reddish colors.  The actual evacuation order from  the state is found here.  At least 300,000 people from the Tampa Bay Area must leave.

It is fortunate that as of the current moment, electric vehicles constitute only about 100,000, out of nearly 8 million vehicles registered to drive on Florida’s roads. What if they all were electric, the (impractical) dream dream of greenies?

Depending on how heavily loaded they were, even assuming everyone had a full battery charge, cars from southern Florida would start running out of juice after 100 – 250 miles. They would then have to spend hours at recharging stations, which would rapidly be clogged with other Cars and trucks waiting their turn, since an electricity “fill up” can easily take an hour or more, as compared to a couple of minutes for gasoline.  Cars waiting to be charged would spill onto the highways, potentially blocking traffic.

Those cars that ran out of juice on the highway would block traffic. Even assuming that emergency service vehicles could get to them (unlikely if the entire fleet were electric cars), towing a portable generator (powered by fossil fuels, of course) and recharging the stalled vehicles would take plenty of time, as well, further blocking traffic.  The stranded cars would, of course, have no air conditioning, no wipers, no GPS.

In all likelihood, the highways would become vast parking lots, trapping their passengers wherever they happened to be stalled, waiting for the storm and flood waters to reach them, unable to get to safety.

It is a nightmare scenario, and it is perfectly predictable. California and other states have already mandated a conversion to an all-electric vehicle fleet. When natural disaster strikes and the fleet is electric vehicles, the disaster will be compounded if this mad scheme is carried through.

Hat tip: Joe Heslin

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Comments

  1. The flaw of logical planning that has little rational basis.

    Even if there were charging stations there was no electricity.

    Even if there were solar panels the hurricane would have ripped them out of the ground.

    As the article clearly states – It is a nightmare scenario………

    Born of Democrat stupidity.

  2. Too bad only the Florida and South Carolina voters are figuring this out!

  3. Citation X driver says

    California is a disaster waiting to happen. Because of all this irrational, emotional, action related to questionable ‘scientific’ climate change alarm

  4. Son of Billy Jack says

    The government electric vehicle mandates are so patently dumb that it hurts. Climate change may well soon be officially added by Mental Health authorities as the number one Cognitive Distortion. While it is closely related to the “All or Nothing” Cognitive Distortion, Climate change deserves its completely stand alone distortion status.

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