Another in the Department of What We’re Not Allowed

  • June 20, 2024

It’s interesting that the EV pushers don’t allow the people they’re trying to push into EVs the kinds of EVs people might actually not need to be pushed into.

For example, the new Honda N-Van EV.

This small battery-powered van doesn’t achieve “ludicrous speed,” but it also doesn’t cost $50,000 – the low-end average sales price of the EVs Americans are allowed to buy. It costs the U.S. dollar equivalent of about $15,000. That would make it less expensive than any gas-engined vehicle you are allowed to buy (new) in this country and that might make it the kind of electric vehicle a lot of Americans might want to buy, no need for a push.

And that’s probably why they’re not going to be allowed to buy it.

Because the people pushing EVs in this country are actually using EVs as the vehicle to push most Americans out of vehicles – by making vehicles too expensive and too impractical for most Americans to be able to afford them.

Or be able to use them.

How many Americans could use a $15,000 new vehicle? Probably a lot right about now. How about a useful vehicle for that price? The N-Van has enough range (152 miles) to be just that, especially for the money. But it’s more than just that. Unlike the majority of EVs Americans are allowed to buy, the N-Van is configurable inside. It can be used to carry passengers or whatever else you need to carry. Its boxy shape would serve ideally for delivery-driver purposes and college-kid purposes. The latter could probably live inside one of these little vans and save a fortune on rent and so be able to buy much sooner.

And that, of course, is exactly the people pushing EVs do not want.

EVs such as this little Honda are exactly what EVs ought to be if in fact it is necessary to get most people into EVs, in order to ameliorate the “climate crisis,” which we’re expected to believe is something both real and serious. As well as something that can be averted – so we’re told – by pushing most of us into EVs, by pushing most everything else that isn’t an EV off the market. That latter business is done sneakily, not by outlawing the manufacturer of vehicles that aren’t electric, but by emitting regulations that are effectively impossible for vehicles that aren’t electric (at least partially) to comply with. As for example the recently emitted regulation that will require every vehicle manufacturer’s fleet of vehicles to average at least 50.4 miles-per-gallon by model year 2031.

Those that can’t are going to get cancelled. Or get a lot more expensive – and so, exclusive. It is why V8 engines have become exclusive engines already; if you can’t afford to spend at least $50,000 you can’t afford one. The six cylinder engine is becoming exclusive, too – for the same reason.

Back to the “climate crisis” we’re told is the urgently important reason for the pushing of EVs – and the pushing away of vehicles that aren’t. We are told it is necessary to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide generated by us, which is supposedly causing and worsening this asserted “crisis.”

It ought to be clear that all of this is a lie. Of a piece with the lies (and the deliberately fomented hysteria) about the cases! THE CASES! we heard about on the hour during the height of the “pandemic.” Those lies were used to guilt-herd people into wearing “masks” and living like mental patients. It was evident – to people who used their heads and registered what they were seeing as opposed to what they were being told – that “masks” weren’t “working” and people weren’t dropping dead, either.

That it was theater.      

And so is this.

If that were not so, then small, affordable EVs such as the Honda N-Van (and it is merely one of many such models Americans aren’t allowed to buy) would not only be available in America but encouraged.

But they’re not safe!

That is to say, they aren’t compliant with the entire roster of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) which is not quite the same thing as being “unsafe.” They may not hold up as well in a crash. It does mean they are more likely to crash. It means they may not have all the latest required “safety” equipment to be legal for sale in this country. Well, neither does a circa 2010 Mercedes S-Class sedan. Is it “unsafe”? Would you be afraid to ride in one?

If so, you are probably still wearing a “mask.”

The point – again – is that if there is in fact a “crisis” then compliance with “safety” regulations would take a back seat to ameliorating the “crisis,” if it is one. The hypothetical risk of being hurt (or more seriously hurt) if one crashes being of less importance than preventing millions of us from dying or being badly hurt by the “crisis.”

The fact that “safety” – which is to say, compliance – trumps allowing Americans access to EVs such as the Honda N-Van makes it plain that there is no “crisis.” Merely theater.


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