Comments by Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist, Oath Keeper and Patriot.
When the federal government went to CAFE fuel standards the great automotive minds in the industry turned to hybrid vehicles and totally electric vehicles.
Toyota Hybrid Prius 50 mpg in normal weather.
The all-electric Ford Focus deficient and does not meet fuel standards in cold weather.
This was not a failed boondoggle like Solyndra, where the U.S. taxpayer was left to pick up the tab on each of the government’s failed green adventure, be it solar panels, wind generation, if the government is in it, the likelihood is that it will fail.
No, this was the private sector trying to play the EPA game only to find they have created another flawed product to add to its previous failures.
According to the Southern California Edison Company the cost of the electricity to fully charge a battery per k/w hour can be significant.
How Long Does it Take To Charge an Electric Car? The correct answer is it depends. It depends on the car the battery but all things considered they buyer is looking at an overnight charge.
Just think many of these folks are waiting around for Global Warming to kick in.
They will be waiting for a very long time.
By Bill Howard
The same thing happened when I drove a Tesla Model S. With the 85 kWh battery, the Tesla is good for around 250 miles.
During the afternoon with temperatures above freezing, the discharge rate indicated I wasn’t far off from that kind of efficiency. Driving at night as temperatures fell into the 20s (0C to -5C), I found the range fell noticeably faster than the distance gauge suggested at the start of the trip.
None of this should be surprising. The 12-volt batteries on mainstream cars are prone to failure in the first cold weeks of winter. A battery is a chemical reaction that gives off electrons, or power.
The entire article below.