Democrats are on a different planet.
Most Americans are suffering right now through one of the worst inflationary crises of their lives.
And Joe Biden continues to show how out of touch he and his administration are from ordinary Americans.
Joe Biden and the Democrats continue to push electric cars on Americans.
Never mind the fact that most of us can’t afford to shell out $60,000 while our wallets are being strangled by the worst inflation in 40 years.
At the Detroit auto show, Joe Biden was seen driving an electric Cadillac Lyriq, which retails above $61,795 and jokingly asked “Anyone want a ride to Washington?”
Even with today’s gas prices, EVs don’t actually save much money
What the environmental Left doesn’t want you to know is that a trip would barely cost less than driving a gas-powered vehicle the same distance.
Earlier this year, Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) boasted of driving her electric Chevy Bolt from Michigan to Washington, DC.
Henry Payne of the Detroit Free Press calculated the cost of that trip.
ABRP [the A Better Route Planner app] calculates that the Bolt EUV used almost 200 kWh of energy at a cost of $80.
Making that same trip in a gas-powered Trailblazer SUV, which gets 33 mpg on the highway, would cost $88 at $5/gallon for gas.
Having to stop to charge the vehicle would also add – at minimum – an additional three hours to the trip compared to five minutes for a gas stop.
Most Americans would pay an extra eight bucks to avoid an additional three hours on the road.
Part of Joe Biden’s so-called Inflation Reduction Act, which despite its catchy name will do nothing to reduce inflation, includes tax credits for the purchase of electric vehicles.
But this is really just a corporate giveaway to electric vehicle manufacturers.
Manufacturers have already raised the prices of new electric vehicles by roughly the same amount as the tax credit.
That’s beside the fact that the price tag of an electric vehicle is out of reach for most working Americans.
The Biden administration and Democrats have continued to push electric vehicles on drivers regardless of how unrealistic and impractical they may be.
Maintenance costs for electric vehicles can be astronomical.
If you need to replace the battery on an electric vehicle, you could be looking at a $20,000 mechanic’s bill.
While Bidenflation has caused the price of gas to skyrocket, it has affected electricity too.
Electricity rates have risen over 15% of what they were a year ago.
And that is if enough electricity is even available.
Recently, the leftist hellhole of a state, California, announced a ban on the sale of new gas-powered vehicles.
Just a week later, California asked drivers to refrain from charging their electric vehicles to avoid strain on the power grid.
Of course, the same environmentalists who demand everyone drive an electric car oppose constructing nuclear power plants that would help supply the electricity needed to charge them.
Trying to force everyone to drive electric cars as the Left wants is simply not practical.
They know that and what they really desire is to control the movement of the population to control people.
Patriot Political will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.