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ELECTRIC VEHICLE MISCONCEPTIONS

The following article by Alan Northcutt was published in the August 3rd edition of the Waco Tribune Herald : The climate crisis has encircled and ravaged the globe in 2022, with land and ocean heatwaves, drought, crop damage, wildfire, floods, famine, and death.   The City of Waco has been scorched, with 40 days of 100F or above.   The longstanding drought in McLennan County has progressed to “extreme” in about 90% of its area, and “exceptional” (the highest level) in 10% of its area.   With action to cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions faltering at the federal level, response at the state, municipal, and individual level has become vitally important.   With transportation the largest source of GHGs in the U.S., many Americans are making the switch to electric vehicles (EVs), and vehicle demand currently overwhelms supply.   Yet misconceptions about EVs are widespread, slowing this urgently needed electrification of transport.   The highly respected and apolitical Consumer Reports has

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