Energy Expert Warns Democrats Mandated EV Push Will End in Disaster For The US Economy

As the Biden administration and major automakers increasingly push electric vehicles (EVs) on the American public, energy experts are sounding the alarm about the potentially disastrous consequences of this hasty transition, according to a new report from Fox Business.

From affordability and range concerns to insufficient charging infrastructure and electrical grid limitations, the rapid shift to EVs threatens to wreak havoc on the economy and leave many Americans struggling to keep up.

“Some people are just so hellbent on making sure that this transition happens, even if that means wrecking the economy, in terms of electricity, its reliability, the grid, getting brownouts or blackouts or economic wreckage by people who otherwise can’t afford these new vehicles,” warns Bryan Dean Wright, former CIA operations officer and host of “The Wright Report” podcast.

This sentiment reflects a growing unease among experts about the aggressive push for widespread EV adoption without adequately addressing the myriad challenges it presents.

One major issue is the staggering cost of subsidizing EVs.

According to Brent Bennett, a policy director for Life:Powered, an initiative of the Texas Public Policy Foundation, “Each EV is getting almost $50,000 in subsidies” when accounting for federal tax credits, socialized infrastructure costs, and California’s zero-emission vehicle mandate. This massive wealth transfer is essentially a “tax on the working class and on the middle class,” as Wright puts it, with lower and middle-income families bearing the brunt of the financial burden.

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California, which has been at the forefront of the EV push under Gov. Gavin Newsom, serves as a cautionary tale.

With the state set to ban the sale of new gas-powered cars and light trucks by 2035, Californians are already grappling with skyrocketing utility costs and inadequate charging infrastructure. “The burden of this revolution is it is fundamentally a tax on the working class and on the middle class,”

Wright emphasizes, warning that the rest of the country could face similar economic devastation if it follows California’s lead.

Another significant concern is the strain EVs place on the electrical grid.

As Jason Isaac, senior fellow with Life:Powered, explains, charging an EV overnight consumes as much power as three to four homes, which could lead to grid failures if widespread adoption occurs without substantial infrastructure upgrades.

“You put four of those together at a Tesla supercharging station, you’re talking as much power as a Walmart,” Bennett adds, underscoring the immense challenge of meeting the increased electricity demand.

Despite these glaring issues, critics of EV technology have been largely silenced by the green energy industry and what Wright calls “the media ecosystem.”

He argues that EV proponents refuse to acknowledge the shortcomings of the technology because “there are a lot of folks in the White House, in D.C., sadly even some of our car manufacturers, that don’t want to talk about the dirtiness of their vehicles because they don’t want people to know now how disastrous it is.”

As the Biden administration touts “major progress” in electrifying the American road trip, it’s becoming increasingly clear that this hasty transition is likely to end in disaster.

The market must be allowed to correct itself, with companies embracing American innovation and the proven technologies that have made the U.S. a world leader in clean air.

Forcing EVs on the public within an unrealistic timeframe is, as Bennett puts it, “absolutely one of the biggest energy policy blunders we’ve ever made.”

The White House’s celebration of increased EV sales and charging infrastructure appears premature at best and willfully ignorant at worst.

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Unless the administration and automakers confront the harsh realities of this forced transition, the American people will be left to suffer the consequences of a misguided and potentially catastrophic energy policy.