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Friday, September 30, 2022

The left is desperate to get you to drive electric vehicles. They are less concerned with making those electric vehicles effective, or able to do things their far more superior gas-powered counterparts can. That's the message from popular car YouTuber Tyler "Hoovie" Hoover. Minus the blatant political twist. That's all me.



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Who cares?

#1 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2022-09-30 01:59 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Who cares?

I would think it's the little soy-infused ----------- like yourself that would care.

Isn't the Magical Progressive Vision of the future a society full of perfect little Consumer persons who all eat bugs and take gay ass little trains and golf carts to their Living Wage job?

#2 | Posted by Mao_Content at 2022-09-30 02:17 PM | Reply

#2 |

Actually, that's the neoliberal economic view which is propped up by Trump's dupes.

Thatcher, Reagan, Poppy B, Nutty Newty, and Trump.... all the same supply side liars and thieves.

#3 | Posted by Corky at 2022-09-30 02:43 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1


You mad, bro? Still can't get an -------- without sniffing your old man's jock?

#4 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2022-09-30 05:23 PM | Reply

FTA: "If you are looking for a truck just so you can drive around your neighborhood looking cool and saying "look at me, I have a truck," then the 2023 Ford is effective."

Given that is what the majority of F-150 owners are after, sounds like it's a winner.

#5 | Posted by REDIAL at 2022-09-30 05:54 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1


Exactly. I live in Texas and rarely see a less than 5 year old truck with a single scratch in the bed. All they want to do is look down on other cars. The higher the truck, the bigger they feel. Granted in addition to my more fuel efficient car, I do have a full size truck, but for hauling construction material and tools and towing a trailer. There are plenty of scratches and dings.

#6 | Posted by memyselfini at 2022-09-30 07:34 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Article fails to mention that gassers also get substantially lower fuel economy when towing trailers.'

#7 | Posted by Whatsleft at 2022-10-01 08:58 AM | Reply

The left is desperate to get you to drive electric vehicles.


The transition from gas-powered vehicles to electric ones will be as complete as that from horses.

You'll see them in their millions and deny that so many Americans would vote for them.

#8 | Posted by Zed at 2022-10-01 09:47 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1



You people are so damned reactionary. People like you probably delayed the Neolithic from the Paleolithic by a few thousand extra years.

You're going to be laughed at, by nearly everyone, including your extended family, and long before you die.

#9 | Posted by Zed at 2022-10-01 09:52 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

More dumb comments from the reality denying, self-centered, self-righteous, narcissistic, anti-science losers.

#1 - fossil fuel is of limited supply and getting more so each day.

#2 - gasoline vehicles have had over 100 years of development to get to this point and idiots expect EV's to be more developed.

#3 - in 100 years, gasoline users will be considered to be like 'doctors' that practiced bloodletting or leeching to cure disease.

#4 - only people that are smart enough to understand physics understand what is happening with EV'S and why they will dominate the future.

#10 | Posted by kudzu at 2022-10-01 11:43 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#10 | POSTED BY KUDZU AT 2022-10-01 11:43 AM | FLAG:

#1 - Right, and all renewable energy is made out of fossil fuels. Lets stretch that out in ways that make sense.

#2 - First EV was 1832, had a heydey as electric automobiles in the 1870s. First gasoline engine automobile, 1885. The Model T dropped in 1908.

#3 - 9500 pound Hummer EV on line 1 lol. Saving the planet, 1 SUV at a time. Choo choo! That's the sound of progress, with an electric train whistle.

#4 - anybody capable of passing intro to physics can figure out the transportation logistics and energy densities and why hauling giant batteries is a bad idea regardless of the political will to make it happen.

#11 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2022-10-01 12:20 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Just like with gasoline powered vehicles, setting up for EVs is going to take some time. Originally gas stations were few and far between, with people pumping gas from 55 gallon drums with hand powered pumps, rather than underground storage tanks we now have. Simply it took time to build out the infrastructure. Generations in fact was the time scale.

It will be no different for EVs. Right now there is not an nationwide setup so you can drive from one coast to the other by EV. Not to mention a lot of distance travelers will wind up in backwoods places on vacation or for family visits. The infrastructure has not been built yet. Even after it is built, the locals will still have to have charging stations built in density such as you now see with gas stations.

Our power grid is not up to the task. We don't have that much excess capacity nation wide to charge all these vehicles in mass. Worse NIMBY is at an all time high. No one really wants nuclear power generation in their back yard. Same with other methods of power generation. Windmills make noise. Eco friendly groups don't want to see birds killed that happen when those windmills are in operation. Solar has it's problems as well. Doesn't make power at night, have to rely on a battery back up. That means huge amounts of manufacture, typically highly pollution driven and of course they have been for years raging about the pollution caused by the traditional methods of transport.

I've never had an EV, not sure I want one at this stage, given it's drawbacks of range, of losing charging capacity/distance by ambient temp, the length of time for a battery charge, and the drawbacks such as pulling a trailer, which will substantially drop the distance you can pull one. For the standard commuter, it might be an answer, other than when it comes time to charge it at home. There's a reason we are having rolling brownouts already before EVs have arrived on the scene in mass. Again it will take generations to convert over to the same levels we have now with gasoline.

#12 | Posted by BBQ at 2022-10-01 01:39 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

Oops, forgot one!

#5 - Something about tires.

#13 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-10-01 01:55 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Let me tell you about this magic technology, where you still have a battery but it's reasonably sized, and you just carry around your high efficiency generator that can be a wide variety of technologies with you. You've definitely never heard of it, it's such a radical concept few have.

#14 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2022-10-01 04:10 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

I would welcome you to have a new Tesla talking point though that's not brake technology from 1967.

They are very, very low on those nowadays and it's just kind of sad.

#15 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2022-10-01 04:14 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

"brake technology from 1967"

Which consumer grade ICE vehicles in 2022 are using this 55 year old technology?

And if it's none, then why are you talking about it?

#16 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-10-01 05:23 PM | Reply

"high efficiency generator"

Define "high efficiency."

Define high efficiency brakes while you're at it.

#17 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-10-01 05:26 PM | Reply

hauling giant batteries is a bad idea regardless of the political will to make it happen.


And yet I can't help but smile every time I pass a gas station charging $5-$6 dollars a gallon for gas in my paid off "bad idea" EV.

#18 | Posted by donnerboy at 2022-10-02 01:36 PM | Reply

The motorized carriage that can't do carriage things!

- - boaz, 1885

#19 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2022-10-02 03:20 PM | Reply

cell phones that can't do phone things!

- - boazkreig, 1973

#20 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2022-10-02 03:39 PM | Reply

This is, quite possibly, the most childish argument on the planet.

No wonder idiots like Bozo and Pinche Loaf are drawn to it.

#21 | Posted by Angrydad at 2022-10-02 03:47 PM | Reply

Posted by sitzkrieg

This man is a moron.

#22 | Posted by Angrydad at 2022-10-02 03:51 PM | Reply

" and the drawbacks such as pulling a trailer, "

C'mon man, your trailer has never left the park. Watch out for those tornadoes, though.

#23 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2022-10-02 10:11 PM | Reply

If I was going to haul a trailer I wouldn't be using an EV, mostly because of the time it takes to recharge versus refuel with gas. My MPH drops (about half) when I trailer, so who wouldn't expect the same for an EV? if he's got a range of 200 (which is the low end F150 lightning without the extended tow package) and he did a 92 mile trip and was just getting warnings, he's not that much different than a gasoline fueled truck. A little worse, but I'm not sure it's notable. What was he expecting? Magic?

Stepping back and looking at it, it looks like "Hoovie" is saying trucks can't do basic truck things, regardless.

This this expert doesn't seem to be playing with a full deck.

#24 | Posted by YAV at 2022-10-02 10:42 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

This is stupid. NOBODY expects internal combustion engines to disappear. Obviously, there will be a small amount of applications, like this one, where ICEs are a better choice. For 99% of personal transport, electric is the future.

Why are Boaz types so friggin dense???

#25 | Posted by Angrydad at 2022-10-03 07:24 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Ford stinks. It could be a flying car ford and it would still look the same as a tempo from the 90s.

#26 | Posted by Brennnn at 2022-10-03 12:09 PM | Reply

I look forward to getting an EV when things get ironed out a little later. Right now I don't have many charging stations near me. I would like to get something in a compact pickup size. I don't tow much but it is really nice to have a small bed for household things like mulching or hauling smaller things. Maybe Ford Maverick size or if Toyota makes an EV Tacoma.

#27 | Posted by byrdman at 2022-10-03 12:32 PM | Reply

hauling giant batteries is a bad idea regardless of the political will to make it happen.


Not when the energy density is high enough and especially when they can be recharged by sunlight. polluting hydrocarbons.

Those wanting to ignore the reality of electric vehicles and keep using fossil fuel are the ones devoted to the political.

#28 | Posted by kudzu at 2022-10-03 12:43 PM | Reply

hauling giant batteries is a bad idea regardless of the political will to make it happen.

Someone like you is surely aware 90% of the tonnage we bring to war is fuel.

So, what's the difference in how the energy is stored?

#29 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-10-03 12:45 PM | Reply

#2 - First EV was 1832, had a heydey as electric automobiles in the 1870s.

And nothing's changed since? I genuinely have no idea what that is supposed to bring to this discussion other than "ok, that's a neat piece of information."

Looks to me like today is a much bigger heyday for electric vehicles than anything back then.

#30 | Posted by YAV at 2022-10-03 12:53 PM | Reply

They should design a way for the top of the car to have built in solar panels. I'm sure it will come eventually.

#31 | Posted by byrdman at 2022-10-03 12:53 PM | Reply

#31 Lots of DIY people put solar on the roof.

But you need 7.48 100W solar panels under full sun to get 1 HP so...

#32 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-10-03 12:57 PM | Reply

Yeah I know that I meant something that blends in and looks like paint and can actually extend the range of the battery. We are a long way away from it being really useful. I've seen them in vans for when people camp to recharge a battery.

#33 | Posted by byrdman at 2022-10-03 01:01 PM | Reply

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