Many politicians on the left are pushing for the removal of the internal combustion engine.
So with the powerfull hurrican of Dorian . . where 10 million people in Florida were warned late last week they should expect to be without power for a week or longer. What happens to the transportation system?
You can’t plug your car in to get to work. Trucks that deliver products to the stores will stop. Emergency vehicles will not be able to respond. Even the trucks needed to restore the power (you know the one’s that drill holes for the new poles, and the bucket trucks to string the lines).
Is the push for the elimination of the combustion engine a pipe dream for now. Especially in given the acts of nature that occure . . . from hurricanes that can litteraly destroy the power grid, to tornadoes that do the same thing. Snowstorms, fire . . you name it. Hell even a burst from our own sun could take the power grid down for weeks as transformers and that are replaced.
But shouldn’t we wait on the push for elimination until the utilities/batterys can get you through 10 days or more without power?
FPL, which serves 10 million people through roughly 4.9 million customer accounts, had to restore power to 4.4 million customers because of Hurricane Irma, which traveled up the state from the Keys to Jacksonville in September 2017.
Restoration took about 10 days before it was considered completed to all but the most-damaged properties.
And that was only to the majority of customers.
Now picture a hurricane along the East coast, and a few destructive tornadoes in tornado alley.
Diesel is cheep essentially because of all the refineries. Get rid of diesel for truck, the refineries are not profitable and shut down. Less supply means cost increase dramatically for what little will be needed.