Metz said she spoke to one woman in line who said it usually takes about 30 minutes to charge her vehicle. However, she said the chargers were taking about an hour to charge vehicles because they were overworked. These are just two examples of a massive problem with electric vehicles in the United States, and it is not the only issue plaguing the EV industry. In addition to charging woes, electric vehicle fires have proven to be extremely dangerous. An example of this fact happened in June, a Tesla that had been sitting at a wrecking yard in Sacramento, California, for three weeks burst into flames. Firefighters attempted to put out the fire, but it continued reigniting in the battery compartment. Eventually, firefighters were forced to dig a pit for the car and fill it with water to extinguish the flame.
US: A woman from Louisiana filmed a long line of Teslas waiting to charge their cars. It takes over an hour to charge each electric vehicle and the closest charging station is over 100 miles away. pic.twitter.com/eEM9mro1Ba— Apex World News (@apexworldnews) March 17, 2022
Crews arrived to our first Tesla fire. It was involved in an accident 3 wks ago, and was parked in a wrecking yard. Crews knocked the fire down but it kept reigniting/off-gassing in the battery compartment. Crews created a pit, placed the car inside, and filled the pit with water pic.twitter.com/Lz5b5770lO— Metro Fire of Sacramento (@metrofirepio) June 12, 2022
There is nothing inherently wrong with electric vehicles, and there may come a time when the United States is ready to transition to them full-time. With that said, the infrastructure to support this shift needs to be put in place first. By pushing a shift to electric vehicles before taking the necessary steps to prepare for it, Biden is just causing more problems for the country. This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.
Photos of the pit the crews created… pic.twitter.com/BVnhxA2aOt— Metro Fire of Sacramento (@metrofirepio) June 12, 2022