Automotive: Hummer EV Pollutes as much as Gasoline-Powered Cars – Study

–by Mark Cipolloni–

The climate impact of bigger electric vehicles like the GMC Hummer EV can be equal to that caused by the emissions from gasoline-powered cars, data from the MIT Trancik Lab shows.

Larger, heavier EVs produce a greater environmental impact than smaller ones, and the GMC Hummer EV weighs in at more than 4.5 tons in some configurations, which will likely kill any passengers if it hits a car.

The balloon of the fallacy perpetrated by the tree-hugging wackos just got popped

Large electric pickups and SUVs like the GMC Hummer EV are the main culprits when it comes to matching small ICE vehicles for pollution, the New York Times reports. EVs do not directly generate emissions, but manufacturing processes for both the vehicles and their batteries as well as the electricity generation providing them with power all release pollutants into the atmosphere.

Let’s not forget that most power plants generating electricity that EVs use run on fossil fuels.  The tree-huggers try to keep that quiet.

This isn’t the first time the GMC Hummer EV has drawn criticism for its environmental footprint and other perceived problems. The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) cited the immense weight of the GMC Hummer EV as making it more polluting than a Chevy Malibu, generating 341 grams of C02 emissions per mile driven compared to the Chevy Malibu’s 320 grams. The Malibu’s emissions come from the tailpipe while the Hummer’s are “upstream emissions” from fossil fuel use at power plants.

The limited-run Hummer EV Pickup Edition 1’s curb weight does indeed tip the scales at a whopping 9,046 pound. Its battery alone weighs 2,900 pounds (1,315 kilograms), the same as an entire Toyota Corolla.

If you drive a car, pray you do not get hit by a Hummer EV.  You likely won’t survive.

The following video is hilarious – a Ford 150 EV stuck on the road and a gas generator is running in the pickup bed to charge the dead battery. Recharge time – 8 hours if the generator puts 240V.

Banning the use of electric vehicles during hurricane evacuations is on the agenda of one Florida senator, based on the possibility of EVs running out of charge and blocking roads.

Senator Jonathan Martin (R-Fort Myers) wants use of electric vehicles for evacuation temporarily restricted, until more charging stations are constructed along Florida highways to make recharging during a long evacuation more feasible.

Martin argues “what might look like a two-hour trip might turn into an eight-hour trip once you’re on the road,” the Tampa Bay Times reports. Dense traffic fleeing an oncoming storm can slow packed vehicles to a crawl. This raises the possibility of running out of fuel while waiting to escape, whether that fuel is gasoline or stored electricity.

The senator’s contention is that gas stations are readily available, making it less likely ICE vehicles will run out of fuel, but “there’s not an infrastructure currently available in the state of Florida for the amount of EVs that might be used to evacuate.” Another lawmaker, Senator Tom Wright (R-New Smyrna Beach), supported Martin by pointing out many new gas stations are under construction along Florida’s roads.

The stuck pickup truck above proves his point.