Bold Introduction: The debt ceiling crisis reveals a glaring issue in America’s future: the $1.2 trillion in green energy subsidies that fail to address the critical challenges facing electric vehicles (EVs) and threaten the country’s automotive industry, energy grid, and middle class. Republicans must act now to save the American automobile.
The astronomical funding poured into the EV industry won’t make these cars any more efficient or safe, yet it keeps manufacturers focused on them instead of traditional automobiles. This not only stifles supply but also pushes middle-class Americans out of car ownership in a race towards electric dominance.
Fueling this shift are the stubborn eco-activists who make recharging EVs more costly than ever. Recent research in the UK found EV charges at 21.43p per mile, while petrol cars cost just 13.03p. As green initiatives continue to destroy the traditional electricity industry, the electric grid grows ever more precarious.
Adding to these woes is the poor state of public EV chargers. Surveys have revealed significant numbers of malfunctioning charging stations, plagued by broken parts and payment issues. The industry lurches on, however, thanks to government subsidies and regulations.
Ignoring the warning signs, such as Jeep owner Stellantis’s recent memo stating that fewer gasoline-powered SUVs would be sent to dealers in California, may lead to 80% of the car market being dominated by China and price out the lower-income population.
Meanwhile, producing EVs is environmentally disastrous. The Manhattan Institute’s Mark Mills explains that the mining required to create EV batteries