"Gas taxes are so yesterday. CAFE standards is something we should only discuss in a history book. What Walz should be concerned about now is standards on batteries. Like, how far can a EV go on a charge when it is twenty below."
Taxing Timmy. Hard to believe he was a school teacher. Even harder to believe he served in Congress. Why do I say that? He is not very bright. Has shown that time and time again. Showed it to us with his stupid 20 cent gas tax increase, which went nowhere. Now he wants Minnesota to join the lost state of California in pushing for stronger CAFE standards starting in 2025. Sounds good Timmy - only one minor problem. Electric vehicles (EV) don't use CAFE standards.
Let's look at Ford just for a second. This did not take a sleuth to figure this out. It has been on Ford's website for over a year. Ford is sinking 11 billion dollars into the biggest gamble of this historic company's life. Starting in 2021, Ford will be all in for EV and hybrid cars and trucks. 40 models, coming to the American (and global consumer). The CEO of Ford believers strongly the future is electric, so Ford is all in. How will the 20 cent gas tax work on these cars, Taxing Timmy? And how about your CAFE standards?
What about GM? Are they going electric? GM admits they got caught a bit "flat footed" out of the gate. That being said, they are in a hurry to catch up with Ford. They will start with the Cadillac. That will be their first EV car. Then by 2023, they will have 20 new EV cars to choose from. Will some of those be hybrid instead of total EV vehicles? Unknown at this time. Stay tuned however - GM does not like to be left in the dust.
How about Jeep? The Wrangler, which is their most popular model, is going EV in 2020. When you are out driving, take note of the number of Wranglers you see. They are very popular in the north country.
Here is the long and the short of it. If you love the idea this country is going EV crazy, or hate it, this is becoming our reality. Therefore our government, if it were run like a business, would be planning for the future, rather than living in the past.
Tim Walz is a relic of the past. He can't help himself. Be it education or transportation, he is lost in the maze. Gas taxes are so yesterday. CAFE standards is something which should only be discussed in a history book. What Walz should be concerned about now are the standards on batteries. Like, how far can a EV go on a charge when it is twenty below outside. And how many charging stations will we need by 2020? By 2025? But that would be powerful thinking for this carpet bagger from Nebraska.
Since it is still 2019, and I still have a V-8 truck in the garage, I will do some driving around today. Why? Because I can. This is after all, still America.