Letter to the Editor

I heard on the news that the state of California said that all new cars was going to be electric by the year 2035.

Joe Biden has said he wants all America to be electric. Don’t he know it takes gas or coal to make electric. Oh well, how can you think like what he knows.

It takes a while for me to make up my mind, so I had better start now. By 2035, I will only be 94.

The car will be made of some type of high-stress plastic, no steel. One of the reasons is to keep the weight of the car as low as possible. Here is the big thing. The car battery will weigh about 1,000 pounds. Yes, I did say 1,000. I didn’t find out how big it is, or where it is located in the car. I couldn’t find out the price of a replacement battery. I was told it would have to come from the dealer. A charge will last between 200 and 300 miles. I didn’t find out how long it would take to charge the battery if it was almost empty. I was told you do that at home. How many kilowatts will it take to charge it? Nobody knew. The best guess I got was about the same as a hot water heater does. I didn’t find out if it was 110 or 220, but it does take a special plug, and it has got to be the only thing on the line.

Let’s check the charging stations if you want to go cross-country. Not much has been told, but I found one. It was 35,000 of them, of course the government is paying for them on each interstate. They will be placed about 100 miles apart. You will use your credit card to pay for it. What about out in the west where you go for miles and don’t see any electric?

I am sure there are more than 35,000 towns in the U.S. This is the craziest thing I have heard of.

What about your lights? Do they run off this battery? You know it takes a good battery for you to go 25 miles when the charging system goes out.

If you are going to spend that much on a car, why not put a little charging system in the trunk? I am sure you can get one for a few hundred dollars. All the new over-the-road trucks have something about like that. 

I forgot to tell the price. I was told in a few years they would be down and be about the price of a BMW.

I guess I will just have to get a new 4X4 side by side for the farm and drive it to town.

You can’t drive but 10 mph on these roads anyway.

Joe Biden said in the debate on October 22nd, he would have his plan in place for the whole nation by 2035. Only 50,000 units on the interstate.

Tom Vinson