Why Electric Vehicles Have A LONG Way To Go Before They Are A True Solution
Most Electric Vehicles Are Non-Sustainable Fake Solutions
By Bill Collier- While I like EV’s and want to have one to plug in to me house, I am dedicated both to increasing human freedom and sustainability as well as a clean and sustainable economy powered/owned by and for local people. Most EV’s today do not fit the need described and perpetuate a dependency upon top-down centralized systems and are too easily abused by authoritarian nutjobs in high office.
Let me explain, starting with what I truly desire.
I want to custom build an electric car but with a multi-fuel backup charging engine that is powered from alternative sustainable energy and/or biodiesel locally produced.
My aim is not purely to “save the planet” but to unplug from the supply chain and the centralized power grid, all of which commit the sin of being part of “One Big System” (OBS).
I want to custom build an EV, based on the planet scout matchbox car. Unlike all the ev’s out there that are connected to some form of OBS and have no regard for right to repair, I want the opposite of these negatives.
You don’t effectively own an EV and that can be remotely shut off by the company, and therefore by hackers and/or rogue governments that disregard human rights. You don’t own something you aren’t even allowed to repair or choose someone to repair outside the manufacturer giving you “permission.”
I reject this and find it morally offensive and that it violates human dignity and human rights.
If we could create a microfactory and use advanced 3d printing and nanotechnology, we could, I suspect, build a fleet of around 20,000 ev’s per year within a factory around 100′ by 200′ in size and using mostly either recycled or renewable materials. We could, again I theorize, do so for around $10k per modernized ev planet scout vehicle.
Of course, whoever owns Matchbox may not let us use the planet scout as our model, so maybe we have to do our own design and call it the Planet Guardian or something that conveys that buying this car is good both for people’s freedom and sustainability on one hand and the local and global environment on the other hand.
Sustainability, renewables, and recyclables along with nanotechnology and 3d printing may all be “good for the planet”, but my main draw to them has always been that they empower average people and can free us from OBS if the point of manufacture is locally-owned.
EV’s like Tesla are a mess because they are no less OBS than what we have now. In fact, due to lack of owner repair rights and remote shutting off by the manufacturer (which can be grossly abused), they are more like the stuff of a dystopian totalitarian nightmare.
Simply buying an EV does not make you a good planetary citizen, and it may actually both reduce local sustainability and bind you even more to an OBS that can too easily control you and stamp out your rights.
A locally-produced EV by a locally-owned factory, primarily using local renewables and recycled materials, with a strong right to repair by owners, and with no ability to remotely shut off or control the vehicle, is the only truly “sustainable solution” that serves both people and the planet admirably.