Electric car batteries are heavy, which makes them more dangerous in a collision. From Eric Peters at ericpetersautos.com:
Here’s an interesting – a weighty – question:
If “safety” is so important to the government – i.e., to the busybodies in Washington who force us to buy what they think is important – then why don’t they think it’s important to protect us from the consequences of what they’re forcing us to buy?
Such as two-ton-plus electric cars that are a physical threat to other cars – and the people inside them?
A subcompact-sized electric car like the Chevy Bolt – which is only 163.2 inches long – weighs 3,589 pounds. A compact-sized car like the Hyundai Accent – which is 172.6 inches long and so a substantially larger car – weighs 2,679 pounds.
The difference between the two is 910 pounds.
It’s a big difference when a 3,589 pound car pile-drives into a 2,679 pound car. F=ma and all that.
It’s an even bigger difference when an electric half-ton truck like the Ford Lightning – which weighs in at more than three tons – 6,500 pounds – which is a ton (2,000 pounds) heavier than a non-electric F-150 pick-up – pile-drives into a 2,679 pound compact like the Accent.
Or even another F-150.
Heck, even another Lightning. See that business about F=ma again.
Whatever happened to saaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaafety first?
The more weight rolling around out there, the greater the risk to people who aren’t driving one of these massively heavy potential pile-drivers. Perhaps this is intentional; another way to get rid of cars that aren’t electric – and perhaps some of the people who don’t want them along the way. But the risk is also greater, for everyone.
They also cost as much as a good used car to replace.
No more personal transportation is the goal of the control freaks and they are like rust, never sleeping.
Good luck with the aging grid when an entire town or city plugs in to charge up for the night.