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Georgia lawmakers setting framework for EV era



by Dave Williams | Mar 3, 2023 | Capitol Beat News Service

ATLANTA – As the state prepares to build a network of electric vehicle charging stations across Georgia, the General Assembly is grappling with how they should be operated and how to tax the electricity they sell to EV owners.


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  1. COSTCO is adding additional gas pumps because they see present and the future. Homebuilders are not yet required to provide electrical service for EV charging and adding later for EV charging is expensive. An owner of a local body repair shop reported on a recent radio program that it cost $6000 to discharge and then remove/replace the battery from an EV before making any body repair. The batteries are prone to catch fire and burn other vehicles in the shop and the shop. EV’s are still too dangerous to be around.

  2. Most owners of IC powered vehicles know little about the mechanical ans electrical workings of their vehicles. Peopl buying EVs are even less knowledgeable. The do not know the vehicle will lose 30% of its rated range in 45 degree F weather. They do not know their favorite independent mechanic will not be high voltage certified by the vehicle manufacturer and cannot do repairs on the EV. They do not know the battery is warranted for 10 years or 125,000 miles and replacing the battery will cost $6,000 – $10,000. They do not know that charging the EV on the road may take 1.5 hours. Politicians and tree huggers who think that EVx. can completely replace ICs by 2035 are delusional.

  3. Back at the beginning of the IC days I wonder how much government money went into the building of gasoline stations. My guess is not one dime – private enterprise, I’d say. Guess gasoline did to the oat growing industry as electricity is going to do to IC folks. As sordid as it may sound to some, my income is from fracking from the great state of Texas. But the day Air Force One quietly flies overhead powered by electricity, I will burn at the stake all my gas, diesel powered stuff. And all you EV people don’t forget what lubricates your motor, wheel bearings and frankly, your whole vehicle is possible because what lies deeply in good ol’ mother earth. And lest we forget, the government cannot give anything away to anyone without first taking it from someone else.

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