Electric Garbage Trucks in New York FAIL After Just Four Hours – Gas Is What Does the Job – zoohousenews.com
(Natural News) All the snow that the Arctic blast brought Elliot to the Northeast has driven a nail in the coffin of New York City’s misguided plans to convert all of the city’s garbage trucks and snowplows to electricity.
It was noted that the vehicles were simply “not powerful enough to plow snow”. In four hours or less, electric vehicles (EV) will lose power and die, which is not supposed to happen in the middle of a winter storm.
The Big Apple’s continued efforts to “go green” are met with a constant confrontation with reality, showing that EV technology will not be a substitute for gasoline.
To get the job done, garbage trucks, which can also clear snow, must run on fuel such as diesel. Batteries won’t cut it, although the NYC Department of Sanitation will still try.
The city’s current fleet of 6,000 gas-powered garbage trucks will soon be joined by another seven custom Mack electric-powered loaders.
Each of these EV garbage trucks costs more than half a million dollars — $523,000 to be exact. And they’re still in the order pipeline for delivery soon, despite the revelation that they simply won’t work.
“We found that they couldn’t plow the snow effectively — they basically fell asleep after four hours,” Sanitation Commissioner Jessica Tisch announced before the NYC City Council earlier this month.
“We need her for 12 hours. Given the current state of the art, I see no way today to fully electrify the rear-loading portion of the fleet by 2040.” (Related: The EV industry is largely fueled by child slave labor.)
The “green” transition from gas to electricity is driving America further into economic decline – just like what is happening in Europe
Not every city in cold parts of the country uses garbage trucks double as snow plows like NYC. This complicates the issue, as some argue that a garbage-specific electric truck could potentially work the same way as a gas-powered one.
This is highly unlikely, of course, but that is the claim being made. And NYC is still making plans to gradually transition its fleet to sub-par electric trucks, which are certain to break down when the city needs them most.
“How much power do they have? Can they do 12 hour shifts without a fee? I don’t know,” said Harry Nespoli, chairman of the Teamsters Local 831 union, which represents sanitation workers, of the electric truck idea.
“With current technology, full electrification is not currently possible for some parts of our fleet, but we are watching closely and really hope that will be the case,” admitted Vincent Gragnani, a spokesman for sanitation.
In the comments section, someone highlighted the fact that EV adoption in this country will “hit the wall of reality” once society at large realizes that the economy will collapse as a result of this transition.
“About the time the bunny moths figure out we’re going to need a 100x mining increase to get started, their heads will explode,” this person wrote.
“The results of a fundamental Engineering 101 analysis of vehicle power demand versus battery energy capacity, including battery internal resistance, would have shown whether the EV garbage truck could function as a snow plow,” wrote another, emphasizing the stupidity of NYC officials to ever think about this was a good or viable idea.
“But it is evident that the EV garbage trucks were a political decision from which reality was excluded.”
Current reports on the failure of the electric-green dystopia can be found at ElectricCars.news.
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