Battery Replacement Of Family's EV Ford Focus Would Cost More Than Car Itself
BY TYLER DURDEN
A Florida family who just a few months ago purchased a battery-powered vehicle learned an unforgettable lesson after their car suddenly stopped working.
DO NOT EVER BUY A USED ELECTRIC VEHICLE WITH 60,000 MILES.
FORD DOES NOT STAND BEHIND ITS PRODUCTS
THAT BATTERY SHOULD HAVE LASTED ANOTHER 40,000 MILES
IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN REPLACED FREE OF CHARGE
The parents of Avery Siwinski, a 17-year-old of St. Petersburg, spent $11,000 on a used 2014 Ford Focus Electric that had 60,000 miles at the time it was bought, WTSP-TV reported.
“In March, it started giving an alert,” Siwinski told the network.
“And then we took it to the shop and it stopped running.”
After taking the car to a local Ford dealership, the family learned that the mechanical issues were linked to the vehicle’s battery, which apparently needed to be replaced.
The repair bill for the battery was a whopping $14,000, said Siwinski’s grandfather, who stepped in to help her with the car problems because her father passed away in June due to cancer.
He also noted that the figure presented by mechanics wasn’t even the total, as it didn’t include labor costs.
However, the family found out that all the hustle they went through was in vain, as there weren’t any batteries of that type available anymore because the Ford model is discontinued.
“Then we found out the batteries aren’t even available,” Siwinski said.
“So it didn’t matter. They could cost twice as much and we still couldn’t get it.”
The family shared the story to issue a warning to people who were thinking about buying an electric vehicle.
“If you’re buying a new one, you have to realize there is no second-hand market right now because the manufacturers are not supporting the cars,” Siwinski’s grandfather told WTSP-TV.
According to a recent Consumer Reports survey, the vast majority of the driving public in the United States prefers to use traditional gas-powered vehicles, citing charging logistics, driving distance, and maintenance costs as the biggest reasons why they wouldn’t want to own an electric car.
Meanwhile, a recent report from data analysis and advisory firm J.D. Power found that electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids may have more problems than internal combustion engines.
Internal combustion engine vehicles averaged 175 problems per 100 vehicles
Plug-in hybrids average 239 per 100 vehicles
EVs average 240 per 100 vehicles
Tesla EVs average 226 per 100 vehicles
The data is from a June 28 press release of the J.D. Power 2022 U.S. Initial Quality Study.
Lower scores represent higher-quality vehicles.
“Automakers continue to launch vehicles that are more and more technologically complex in an era in which there have been many shortages of critical components to support them,” said David Amodeo, director of global automotive at J.D. Power, according to the press release.
Amid elevated gas prices, White House officials have continued to suggest that Americans buy an electric car as Republicans have criticized the Biden administration’s policies for the spike in gas prices. See APPENDIX
I AM ASTONISHED HOW ANYONE CAN BE SUCH A TONE-DEAF IDEOLOGUE AFTER READING THE ABOVE ELECTRIC VEHICLE ARTICLE
20 July 2022
The first safety-related concrete has been poured for the nuclear island of unit 1 of the El Dabaa nuclear power plant in Egypt. It marks the official start of construction of the first of four Russian-supplied VVER-1200 reactors, 4800 MW capacity, at a site on Egypt’s Mediterranean coast.
$30 billion turnkey capital cost, 6 years to complete
The El Dabaa nuclear power plant project - about 320 kilometres north-west of Cairo - is based on contracts that entered into force on 11 December 2017. The plant will comprise four VVER-1200 units, similar to those already in operation at the Leningrad and Novovoronezh nuclear power plants in Russia, and the Ostrovets nuclear power plant in Belarus.
The contracts stipulate that:
Rosatom will not only build the plant, but will also supply Russian nuclear fuel for its entire 60-y life cycle.
Rosatom will also assist Egyptian partners in training personnel, and plant maintenance for the first 10 years of its 60 years of operation.
Rosatom is also contracted to build a special storage facility and supply containers for storing spent nuclear fuel.
One front of the climate alarmist war on fossil fuels, freedom and prosperity is the effort to force companies to state the financial “risks” the climate “crisis” presents.
This mischief has taken place not in rulemaking at the Environmental Protection Agency, but rather at the Securities and Exchange Commission and in political lawsuits filed by virtue signaling leftist Democrat State Attorneys General (like Janet Mills when she was running for Governor) and green partisan warriors like the Sierra Club, and 350.org.
The SEC rule is up for public comment and eminent scientists William Happer (Princeton) and Richard Lindzen (MIT) filed a doozy.
Titled “Comment and Declaration on the SEC’s Proposed Rule “The Enhancement and Standardization of Climate-Related Disclosures for Investors,”
it is available at Happer-Lindzen-SEC-6-17-22.pdf
This image shows Satellite and Balloon datasets, WHICH ARE NOT MASSAGED, consistency read lower temperature than the average of 102 computer-generated graphs, which are based on SUBJECTIVELY MASSAGED DATA.
The shown data is for a 45-y period
Satellite readings increasing from 0.00 to 0.45 C
Computer graphs increasing from 0.00 to 1.20 C; MORE THAN TWICE AS FAST
If you extend all trends to a 100-y period, the satellite, etc., warming would be less than 40% of the computer warming.