Winter Storm Exposes Electric Vehicle Failures

Winter Storm Exposes Electric Vehicle Failures

January 17, 2024

Over the holiday weekend, a strong winter storm hit the United States. Places like Chicago had temperatures below zero. Despite what the eco-left will tell you, electric vehicles do not do well in the cold. In fact, they did not charge during the frigid temperatures in Chicago and surrounding areas. 

The Daily Caller reports,  

“Dozens of EV drivers reportedly lined up at EV charging stations to juice up their vehicles in Oak Brook, Illinois, but the bitter cold that has blanketed the area made that task effectively impossible, according to Fox 32, a local media outlet. Several organizations that promote EVs — a product which the Biden administration is pushing aggressively as part of its climate agenda — have previously suggested that concerns over diminished EV and battery performance in cold weather are inflated, but the experiences of drivers in Oak Brook seem to belie that notion.”

It was so bad that EV owners abandoned their cars at charging stations across the Chicago area. But the eco-left still wants you to believe that EVs are the future. The Biden Administration has spent billions of taxpayer dollars to advance EVs and chargers, but we have a long way to go. 

“The Biden administration is spending vast amounts of taxpayer funds, including $7.5 billion to establish a nationwide charging network, and aggressively regulating the auto market to advance its goal of having EVs make up 50% of new vehicle sales by 2030. Despite these initiatives, the EV market appears to be faltering: consumer demand is not growing as quickly as expected, manufacturers are losing large amounts of money on their EV product lines and executives are starting to back off of near-term EV commitments.”

During the summer, Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm demonstrated how inefficient EVs are, especially when finding a reliable charging station. Now we see how inefficient they are in the winter. We suggest if you want to get to where you are going, use reliable fossil fuels.