Essay by Eric Worrall
“…After a long wait to… get my electric car, I got it and drove it all the way here from Michigan last weekend and went through every gas station, and it didn’t matter…”
Let them buy Teslas: Electric car owner Stabenow says gas prices don’t matter
via Breanne Deppisch, Energy and Environment Reporter
June 7, 2022 05:58 ONLY
Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) says it “doesn’t matter” how tall gas price go for her electric car drivercause backlash like gas price in U.S.A climb to the highest record with no short-term relief in sight.
When the topic turned to record-high fuel costs in the US, Stabenow said: “I have to say, only on the matter of gas prices, after waiting a long time to get enough chips in this country, finally, finally I will buy it. An electric car, I got it and drove it here from Michigan last weekend and went through every gas station, and it doesn’t matter how tall it is,” said the Michigan Democrat.
Stabenow adds, she “looks forward to the opportunity for us to move into vehicles that will not depend on the whims of oil companies and international markets” and emphasizes the role that issues can play. supply chain problems in hindering electric vehicle production and increasing costs.
Video commentary by Senator Stabenow;
As Representative Mike Kelly pointed out, the average price of an electric vehicle is higher than the average income of founders. Test census.govMichigan residents’ median annual income is $59,234, just short of the $60,000 they’ll need to buy an EV.
So if we assume a life of 10 years, if the average Michigan resident puts in about 10% of their money before taxes, they can afford an average electric car. jar.
Oops, I forgot interest rates are on the way up thanks to Bid Inflation – so I guess if they don’t have $60,000 in spare and have to fund their EVs, we’re probably looking at approx. 20-30% of their average pre-tax MI income.
I mean, people don’t have to eat or heat their homes in Michigan, do they? / Fleer
Or perhaps Michiganns will have to be patient and endure skyrocketing gas prices until everyone can afford an EV, as their Democratic senator suggested.