There are an estimated 111,000 gas stations in the U.S. employing an estimated 908,000 people ... supported by an enormous supply chain. This is a large piece of our GDP and national private asset base ... see; Number of Gas Stations.
The Democrats’ $1.9 trillion “infrastructure” bill has decided to try to nationalize this sector by building 500,000 EV charging devices at the estimated cost of $50 billion ... a part of the $174 billion “investment” in this technology ... all by 2030 ... with the implication that recharging all EVs will be free ... paid by the U.S. taxpayers ... see: CNBC Article.
If this AOC-inspired remake of our transportation infrastructure ... nationalized from the private sector ... comes about, this is a gigantic gamble. One that I liken to China’s “Great Leap Forward” under Mao which resulted in an estimated 20 million lost lives.
Although I wouldn’t expect that this hyped Green New Deal bet would carry this same mortality, it well could destroy our economy for decades to come.
Are we willing to make such an enormous national wager based upon the intellicictual prowess of that bubble-headed Representative from the Bronx?
Afterward: My wife wants to remind you dear readers that the minimum time required for a full recharge of an EV is one and a half hours ... so that one may travel for another 5 or 6 hours. Ouch!
After afterward: See: Washington Examiner Article