From Robos Forbes link “electric vehicle makers want to pretend that the electricity to charge the car comes from magic sparkle ponies sprinkling pixie dust rather than burning fossil fuels.”
Don’t know about the East coast and West coast, but Detroit knows full well where electricity comes from. They know of all the carnot cycle losses making electricity from heat (coal, natural gas) since those are the same heat losses Detroit has been fighting in their IC engines for the past 110 years. Detroit never wanted to go electric! It’s the celebs, politicians, and CARB that believe in pixie dust!
I believe these Fisker guys are building these things in an old GM facility in Delaware. I don’t agree with subsidizing this “green” technology either, but at least they are employing some Americans with our money. As bad of a bet as electric cars are, they are at least a 100x smarter bet than solar cells!
Congress needs to attach some claw back clauses to these loans to claw back the moeny from the execs bank accounts when they go Chapter 11.