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Michigan Sen. Stabenow Brags About Her Expensive Electric Car

Michigan Sen. Stabenow Brags About Her Expensive Electric Car

Slap in the face to those suffering due to the high prices of all the things, not just gas.

Michigan Democrat Sen. Debbie Stabenow just had her “Let them eat cake!” moment:

“I’d have to say just on the issue of gas prices. After waiting for a long time to have enough chips in this country to finally get my electric vehicle, I got it and drove it from Michigan to here this last weekend, and went by every single gas station and it didn’t matter how high it was.”

Maybe Kid Rock will run against Stabenow since she showed her contempt for people who cannot afford electric cars, want an electric car, or who have more pressing financial issues.

Inflation is not just about gas prices. Yes, the national average price for a gallon of gas is $4.94. But we’ve seen prices for goods across the spectrum spike through the roof.

I dare Stabenow to go to the food pantry and brag about her electric car.

The average price of electric cars seems to rise every month. This article in March stated:

Purchase price. The sale price for an EV, on average, was $60,054 in February. That compared to $45,596 on average for all new vehicles, including electric ones, according to data from Edmonds. When compared to comparable gas models, EVs typically cost 10 to 15 percent more, although prices have been climbing steadily over the past couple of years and are expected to continue to rise. This week, for instance, Tesla announced it would raise prices on all its models. The Model 3, Tesla’s least expensive and most popular car, jumped $2,000 to $47,000.

Bailo believes the price gap between EVs and conventional automobiles will narrow, as battery costs drop and lower-priced models, some below $30,000, become available. She predicts that by the middle of the decade, “we’ll have parity” between comparable models.

It’s nice that she can afford an expensive smallish car. Some people have families and need more room. It’s easier to carpool and carry equipment for children whether it’s for sports or other activities.

My 2019 Toyota 4Runner, which I saved up for 10 years so I could pay for it upfront, is the top-of-the-line model. Cost $45,000.

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Comments

Colonel Travis | June 7, 2022 at 6:23 pm

I like how this moron has no idea what powers just about all electricity. Or how much we rely on China and Russia for battery materials. Or how much carbon it takes to make electric cars. And where her vehicle will go when its lifespan is over. And such.

Feeling morally superior (on false premises, even more funny) is what’s most important.

    DelightLaw1 in reply to Colonel Travis. | June 8, 2022 at 8:46 am

    Exactly!! Where does she think the electricity to charge her stupid car comes from?!
    These people are beyond ignorant.

    sringland in reply to Colonel Travis. | June 8, 2022 at 4:43 pm

    Not defending this sociopath politician, but electricity can be generated in many ways. Hydro-electric dams, wind, solar, nuclear fission (eventually fusion), ocean tides and waves. Even when a power plant burns fossil fuels, it’s far more efficient than a gasoline or diesel engine, basically because weight is not an issue. The other issues are similar for gas cars: massive carbon footprint to produce, can’t recycle the burnt gasoline for 20 million years, relies on a global supply chain. But whatever.

Being too expensive is honestly only a secondary problem.

Conservatives need to focus on the primary problem with the left’s electric car fetish, which is that even if average people could afford them and wanted to buy them, THE CARS DO NOT EXIST FOR THEM TO BUY.

Tesla is far and away the biggest electric car manufacturer, and they only produce ~1-1.5 million cars per year. All other manufacturers are a small percentage of their production.

The cars straight up DO NOT EXIST in anywhere even approaching the quantity that they could be considered a ‘solution’ to gas vehicles.

Conservatives need to hammer this point home.

    geronl in reply to Olinser. | June 7, 2022 at 10:05 pm

    Not enough lithium exists on Earth for it.

    randian in reply to Olinser. | June 7, 2022 at 10:15 pm

    Progressives don’t want the proles to drive personal vehicles, or indeed travel at all. For the planet.

    Now I want her to drive her e-car on the same trip in January when temps are below zero and tell us how many times she had to recharge. It’s not just because batteries are much less efficient in the cold temps but that you have to use the heater and window de-icers which use up a lot of juice.

      Sternverbs in reply to Pasadena Phil. | June 8, 2022 at 8:08 am

      Now I want her to drive her e-car off the bridge in your avatar – regardless of the month and temps – to formally and permanently deny the morons of her district from re-electing her.

    Longplay in reply to Olinser. | June 8, 2022 at 8:40 am

    What also doesn’t exist is a charging station infrastructure to permit rapid charging and the power supply to back it up. Idiot Stabenow was not waiting 2 hours for a charge only because there are hardly any EVs on the road.

    M Poppins in reply to Olinser. | June 8, 2022 at 3:41 pm

    Conservatives need to focus on how the entire electric car numero is a scheme to eliminate private ownership of cars – except for the elite. They will phase out gas stations, stop manufacturing gas using cars (for the environment), make it illegal to drive a gas using car (ditto).

    sringland in reply to Olinser. | June 8, 2022 at 4:47 pm

    She’s basically a Communist, like most of the Democratic Party today. Innovation will come from a free market, not a government mandate.

    DaveGinOly in reply to Olinser. | June 8, 2022 at 6:16 pm

    Our electrical grid also couldn’t sustain a large influx of electric vehicles. It’s inadequate to current demands (pun intended, nyuk, nyuk).

Electricity prices are also skyhigh

    bobtuba in reply to geronl. | June 7, 2022 at 7:38 pm

    Which forces you to buy in on the next part of their utopia: Solar panels. I’m sure there are some kickbacks in that business as well.

      CommoChief in reply to bobtuba. | June 7, 2022 at 7:57 pm

      All things considered a bit of self reliance from the grid in the form of residential solar might not be a bad idea in the near future.

        healthguyfsu in reply to CommoChief. | June 7, 2022 at 8:08 pm

        Juice not worth the squeeze in most of the US.

          CommoChief in reply to healthguyfsu. | June 8, 2022 at 8:04 am

          Sure but for those in the Sunbelt it may make sense.

          henrybowman in reply to healthguyfsu. | June 8, 2022 at 1:54 pm

          The basic fallacy of solar is that if you live anywhere in the United States where PV technology is a net win, you need to run too much air conditioning to use PV technology.

        bobtuba in reply to CommoChief. | June 7, 2022 at 8:59 pm

        Oh I agree. Sort of an insurance policy against electricity costs rising out of all reason. But the fact that the government wants us to do it casts a suspicious doubt on the whole venture.

          CommoChief in reply to bobtuba. | June 8, 2022 at 8:06 am

          True. On the other hand should the social credit system be implemented who’s to say your Utility Co won’t find you wanting and limit or eliminate your grid connection.

        Ironclaw in reply to CommoChief. | June 8, 2022 at 8:46 am

        If you can find the panels cheap enough. Otherwise they may never manage to save enough to pay for themselves.

          CommoChief in reply to Ironclaw. | June 8, 2022 at 9:39 am

          Yes but if we look at the purchase as a form of insurance in an uncertain world then it makes sense. Having the ability to produce enough power to run a refrigerator and a freezer, a few fans, a few lights, perhaps a modem and a laptop might be handy.

Subotai Bahadur | June 7, 2022 at 7:54 pm

OK, the average cost of an electric vehicle is $56,000. That is for those who are not of the nobility. Stabenow is an influential, long tenure, Democrat member of the Senate. She is the Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry. All the bills about farms go through her hands. She is a member of the Committee on the Budget. All budget bills go through her hands. She is a member of the Committee on Environment and Public Works. Which means all of the corrupt earmarks for government spending go through her hands. And she is a member of the Committee on Finance, which means that tax exemptions for the wealthy go through her hands.

Given that corruption is the basic nature of our Federal government, what basis is there to believe that she paid for that car instead of a herd of lobbyists fighting for the privilege of buying her votes?

Subotai Bahadur

    amatuerwrangler in reply to Subotai Bahadur. | June 7, 2022 at 8:58 pm

    Or…… How long did she wait; in days or months, whatever. I assume that waiting for “chips” meant the microchips needed to make it work and not the “chip” like what’s used in Vegas, money substitutes.

    She has the bucks, and I bet she did not quietly wait in line for her car. If she did not push for special treatment, someone at the manufacturer did and made sure that she got one as soon as possible so she could continue to support their subsidies, etc.

    I’m willing to bet that she has given little thought to the idea that her new ride is coal fueled. I would like to see her called out on the floor of the Senate for her behavior.

Electric Car: $60,000
Battery re-charge: chump change
Virtue Signal Creds: Priceless

I’m curious as to the power source of the plant that supplied the electricity at her home and the charging stations on her route. Michigan to DC.

At best, it was probably natural gas, but I wouldn’t be shocked if some didn’t use fuel oil or coal. Those were the big sources on the Great Lakes in the past.

AF_Chief_Master_Sgt | June 7, 2022 at 9:07 pm

That’s one ugly piece of flesh that only a blind person would fuck, but only if she wore a bag over her head.

    Her husband was caught naked with a water buffalo because it was prettier.
    ———————————
    Court records say U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow and her husband were divorced, 15 months after he was caught in a hotel tryst with a prostitute.

    The Detroit Free Press said Sunday it viewed court records showing that an Eaton County judge on May 28 made the divorce final between the Michigan Democrat and Tom Athans.

    Police in the Detroit suburb of Troy stopped Athans on Feb. 26, 2008, after he left the Residence Inn in Troy. Police had been conducting surveillance there on Alycia Martin for suspected prostitution.

    Athans says he paid Martin $150 for sex.

      henrybowman in reply to 4fun. | June 8, 2022 at 1:57 pm

      It’s an age-old dilemma: where do you stick it when you realize you’re married to crazy?

I am driving a car that I spent $2,400. If I trade it in and buy a $56,000 electric car that costs me 53,499. Old beater gets about 20 mpg. At $5.50 per gallon that is 194,909 miles I can drive before I even pay for the car much less the additional electricity I will be buying. Also before the new electric car has gone 200,000 miles you will be paying a per mile tax to drive it.

Comanche Voter | June 7, 2022 at 10:47 pm

A moron from Michigan. What could possibly go wrong? Well actually quite a lot.

Camperfixer | June 8, 2022 at 5:49 am

Must be that lousy Michigan water creating yet another old craggy tone deaf cretin who hasn’t had a real job in decades.

Can these people get any more reprehensible? Probably.

Michigan seems to have a propensity for electing vicious Dem women–Debbie Stabenow, Jennifer (“Giggles”) Granholm (energy secretary who served two terms as governor), Gretchen Whitmer, Dana Nessel, Mallory McMorrow, et al.

What’s wrong with Michigan men that they not only put up with this, but enthusiastically embrace it?

    henrybowman in reply to sestamibi. | June 8, 2022 at 1:58 pm

    Given the history of Lake Erie, there may be more than the usual amount of truth in the old excuse, “it must be something in the water.”

      TracyJean72 in reply to henrybowman. | June 8, 2022 at 4:26 pm

      Lake Erie barely borders Michigan. On the other hand, the state is completely surrounded by Lakes Huron, Superior and Michigan. Maybe there’s something in their water. BTW, I can see Lake Erie from my house – I live in Erie, PA.

E Howard Hunt | June 8, 2022 at 7:52 am

And, it uses less energy than her electric dildo.

Bucky Barkingham | June 8, 2022 at 8:06 am

The driving distance from MI to DC is roughly 650 miles. The average all electric EV has a (claimed) range of about 240 miles. Did Debby stop at EV charging stations twice during her trip and how long did it take for each charge? Is it possible that she is not being truthful with her claim?

    My thoughts. If she isn’t the dumbest person in congress, I’m really depressed. The rural areas of Michigan are red, it is Detroit, Flint, etc that sinks us.

    fast182 in reply to Bucky Barkingham. | June 8, 2022 at 4:14 pm

    Right. Lansing to DC is a 9 hour drive. She’d have to charge at least twice to get there. A 240v charger takes 9.5 hours for a full charge, and a fast charger might take 2.5 hours, so her trip must have taken at least 14.5 hours, under the best of conditions. Is her calendar publicly available?

    CaptTee in reply to Bucky Barkingham. | June 8, 2022 at 9:14 pm

    Yes, I wondered how many times she had to recharge and were the recharges “free” (paid for by others)?

Now there’s a campaign ad that writes itself. Imagine…

Definitely another “let them eat cake” moment from a privileged Democrat.

In order to clean the air, we’re going to harm the planet. To obtain lithium and nickel requires mines. Not the deep shaft type, but open-pit mines. No one has a cost-effective way to dispose of EV batteries, begging the question, do we dump them in a landfill or at the bottom of the sea, or you could just abandon them in a field? The environmental activists vs. climate activists.

Another issue with EVs is where do I go for service? Then how much do repairs cost, including changing out batteries?

How long do I want to wait at a charging station? Where is the nearest charging location, especially on a long trip? How much does it cost to install a charging unit at home?

Steven Brizel | June 8, 2022 at 8:56 am

Stabenow is another case of a limousine liberal living well at taxpayers’ expense while they suffer from inflation

She is quite possibly the most uninformed person in America, and I’m putting that as gently as possible. You would think in a state that has a large farmer population she would know about all the farm equipment that runs on petroleum products. John Deere harvesters don’t run on hopes and magical fairy dust. The trucks and trains that pick up and transport the farmer’s goods don’t run off good feelings.

Keep talking…your ignorance is our friend.

John Sullivan | June 8, 2022 at 1:58 pm

I will stay with my 8 year old Outback, thank you very much. Under $30K when it was new, and it will last at least another 10 years (based on my 1999 Outback).

Another in Michigan’s long line of stupid women as elected officials: Jennifer Granholm, Gretchen Whitmer, Debbie Stabenow…

I bought a 2021 Toyota Avalon Hybrid for $45,000 October 1st. On a recent 4,000 mile road trip, it averaged 48 mpg. Not bad for a full sized sedan. The Toyota hybrid technology has been around for 20 years, so they pretty much have the bugs out. After I fill my small gas tank, I have a range of over 500 miles, and it takes minutes to fill the tank. I think hybrid vehicles have a future, but not EVs. I live in Texas, where it can be 85 miles or more between gas stations. I wouldn’t want to try to cross the desert in an EV, where the high heat (100+) and AC use would sap the battery. Someone can bring you a can of gas, but can they bring you a recharge?

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