This does not bode well for the tree huggers who claim that electric vehicles will save us from the Global Warming Apocalypse. But in California, an agency had scrapped all of their gas-powered vehicles in favor of electric.
They now face a dilemma.
They have discovered that the buses melt in the sun and another one caught fire as it was charging. But, possibly the worst omen is that they are so expensive to repair.
If an agency that runs on taxpayer dollars, what chance would someone in the middle class have of being able to buy and pay the upkeep for?
Now, remember a promise that Joe Biden made earlier this year. He wants to replace all federal vehicles with electric.
There are currently 645,000 vehicles. Imagine the cost of replacing 645,000 vehicles just to find out they are not feasible and then having to replace them once again.
The Washington Free Beacon reported:
An electric bus manufactured by Proterra caught fire while charging in a southern California city that is now considering taking the electric buses off the road, according to government records.
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The Foothill Transit agency, which serves the valleys surrounding Los Angeles, will decide on Friday whether costly Proterra buses purchased in the last decade are still operable. Problems cited by the agency include not only the bus that caught fire in what’s described as a “thermal event,” but also buses that melt in the California heat and have transmission failures. Roland Cordero, the agency’s director of maintenance and vehicle technology, says the problems with the buses are exacerbated by Proterra’s inability to help with repairs.
“With the number of failures we are experiencing and the inability of Proterra to provide parts, these [Battery Electric Buses] BEBs will only get worse as we continue to operate them whenever the BEBs are available for service,” Cordero wrote ahead of Friday’s executive board meeting, where the agency will debate taking Proterra buses out of service.
Biden plans on spending billions in charging stations and subsidies for buying an electric car. You are seeing a mass migration of your tax dollars with the majority going to illegal aliens and Global Warming initiatives.