- Apr 22, 2010
I tell you, I love cars and driving. And while autonomous vehicles don't check either of those boxes for me, it's safe to say, there's been more than one occasion where it would've been real nice to simply crawl into some autonomous transport and just say "take me home".Pfft...
that's why we need more autonomous vehicles.
- Hey Siri, I'm so tired, drive me home
- yes, Ella, setting directions to Frieda's house
Some compelling findings, while not new or surprising, in this study from Texas Public Policy Foundation, an admittedly conservative "think tank"(I hate the term "think tank", BTW):
TLDR? This sums it up:
“Electric vehicle owners have been the beneficiaries of regulatory credits, subsidies, and socialized infrastructure costs totaling nearly 50 thousand dollars per EV. These costs are borne by gasoline vehicle owners, taxpayers, and utility ratepayers, who are all paying a hefty price for someone else’s EV.”
ETA: Interesting tweet:
- Thanks to an unlawful multiplier, EVs receive nearly seven times more credits under federal fuel efficiency programs than they provide in actual fuel economy benefits.