EV Economics

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EV Economics

V is for Voltage Community seems to be blessed you some very good researchers.
Does anyone know what the actual economic impact the EV industry has on our economy?
How many dollars are spent annually on the various types of EV's?
A good start would probably be E Bikes since many of the parts may be made in the USA, followed by E Scooters etc.
Of course the other side of the coin is money not spent on Gasoline etc.

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Re: EV Economics

As millions of e-bike users charge their bikes, the price of hydro could increase in non linear ways.

Anyway the actual impacts could be very complex.

Is china building massive coal fired plants at an incredible rate of speed.

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Actually what I was looking for is a GNP type answer. How much do we spend, do we create any jobs in the USA, How much axes do we pay etc?
If we ever ride on a Highway, we probably don't pay anything for it's upkeep since normally that comes from taxes on Gasoline, we're like Bikes but we can't ride on Bike Paths. We pay taxes just like Bike Riders, but we can't ride a E Bike on a Bike Path.
Other being environmentalist, who are we? What is our value to our local economy?

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Re: EV Economics

Um.. I think the question isn't very well defined; in particular, what do you mean by "the EV industry"? The things you could call EV include hybrid vehicles, the variety of electric trains, and the diesel-electric trains, those gizmos that move pallets around warehouses, the golf carts, the utility vehicles, the NEV's, the (few) battery-electric vehicles, not to mention the stuff we usually talk about here such as bicycles and scooters and motorcycles.

You mention one good point about taking these things on the roads. The roads are paid for by gasoline taxes.. meaning that the powers-that-be have decided that the only fuel for vehicles on the road is gasoline or diesel. There have been people arrested for using non-approved fuels .. such as the people making biodiesel in their garage, or going to chinese restaurents to collect used cooking oil. Supposedly the law makes that illegal (in some places).

Basically... how are the roads paid for? By taxes on gasoline. If there were a large scale switch to vehicles powered a different way, then how would the roads be paid for? This is an important question in light of the bridge collapse last week in Minnesota, right? The core of that was a lack of maintenance, possibly due to insufficient money.

One possible theory for the lack of support for EV's is the government wants to keep their tax revenue flowing.

- David Herron, http://davidherron.com/

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