By: Diane Benjamin
Order your electric vehicle from Rivian yet?
Do you drive an electric vehicle?
People who own electric vehicles have higher than average incomes. They also own a second car for traveling.
Of course the manufacturers get taxpayers subsidies to build them. Buyers get tax subsidies to purchase them.
Don’t forget the companies making money installing charging stations, according to the article also at taxpayer expense.
Then there is Uptown:
After all the taxpayer subsidies, owners of electric vehicles can run them for free courtesy of the taxpayers of Normal. You are paying the electricity bill!
Some of those charging stations are in Bloomington too. You are also subsidizing the wealthy.
Green energy was created to transfer wealth. It’s been transferred to solar companies (remember Solyndra?). It’s been transferred to wind companies. Georgetown Texas got the brilliant idea to go green. Electric bills are now $1,219 per year higher thanks to a Republican mayor, the city budget has also been hit hard. See this story: https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/texas-towns-environmental-narcissism-makes-al-gore-happy-while-sticking-its-citizens-with-the-bill?fbclid=IwAR3I5uP7Pay2gElAL9KHxGGYWjveG71oMb4A4Z_FgkD3efu_RUIj9_SfofQ
Illinois is headed in the same direction because Pritzker was elected.
Prepare to be fleeced even more just for living in a State with no common sense.
Both Bloomington and Normal need to CHARGE for the electricity at charging stations. Both aren’t getting Motor Fuel taxes from electric vehicle owners to pay for the roads. Quit forcing everybody to fund their fuel!
Both Bloomington and Normal opted to make you pay more for green electricity when they negotiated your rates through aggregation. Since a tiny percent of electricity is generated by green technology, subsidizing charging stations is subsidizing fossil fuels. Duh, without fossil fuels you wouldn’t be warm right now.