One Video Causes Biden’s Electric Car Narrative To Go Up In Smoke, ‘I Wish I Could Pay…
When a left-wing narrative meets reality it often leaves a bad taste in people’s mouths. As a gas economist, Patrick De Haan said, “It’s not all rainbows and unicorns even after spending $35-$100k.”
Business Insider reporter Ben Bergman recently posted a video of him waiting in line at a gas station except he wasn’t there for fuel. Bergman is a Tesla owner who needed to charge his car, however, he was shocked to find when he pulled up to the charging station.
He posted a video of a line showing at least 11 Tesla’s waiting to use a supercharge unit at the service station. According to Tesla’s website, “the Tesla Supercharger is the fastest charging option when you’re away from home, allowing you to charge your car up to 200 miles in 15 minutes.”
Meaning if you are the last Tesla in the line Bergman posted it’s going to be about three hours before you get on your way.
The very rare time as a Tesla owner I wish I could pay $6/gallon for gas and be on my way. We need more super chargers @elonmusk pic.twitter.com/qmxbghkycO
— Ben Bergman (@thebenbergman) March 20, 2022
The social media post destroyed Biden’s narrative that we all need to buy electric cars. The video shows there is no infrastructure to handle the 227 million licensed drivers in the United States. Look Tesla’s are cool, so are Rivian’s but the tech just isn’t ready for primetime yet.
The reality is staring Joe Biden in the face but he’s ignoring it.
Another thing that Joe Biden and Mayor Pete fail to tell people is the added costs of owning an electric vehicle. Electric cars are expensive to fix and insurance rates are insane. It can cost $2,363 to $7,625 a year to get coverage for a Tesla. Since Rivian’s are so new they offer their own insurance because if they didn’t consumers would get priced out of the market. Should you want to charge your vehicle at home the price keeps going up.
First off, you’ll need to buy a $495 wall connector and then you’ll need a Tesla certified electrician to safely install it. The same goes with Rivian however, their wall charger is not available to purchase as of the writing of this post. Tesla’s home charger provides 44 miles per hour and Rivian provides 25 miles per hour. Estimates show it costs about $70-$1500 to install an electric vehicle wall charger and that doesn’t include what your electric bill is going to be.
We haven’t even touched the supply chain issues or the fact that China has corned the market on the raw materials needed to manufacture electric cars.
The slogan “just buy an electric vehicle” is just as snobby as Obama’s comment to trade workers telling them to “just learn computer code.”