The “Great American Road Trip is going to be fully electrified”
On Monday, President Joe Biden once again promoted electric vehicles as part of his administration’s green energy efforts, smiling happily in an electric vehicle with a face mask dangling under his chin.
“On my watch, the great American road trip is going to be fully electrified. And now, with a tax credit, you can get up to $7,500 on a new electric vehicle,” Biden said alongside an accompanying image, showing the smiling president in a Hummer EV. The image shows Biden with a mask under his chin and an individual in the passenger seat who remained masked:
Beneath my watch, the great American road trip is going to be fully electrified.
And now, thanks to a tax credit, you can get up to $7,500 on a new electric vehicle. pic.twitter.com/n3iZ9etL4A
— President Biden (@POTUS) January 30, 2023
Notably, those same Hummer EVs reportedly take days to charge when plugged into a standard wall outlet, according to footage shared by TFLEV, which shows a man starting to charge his vehicle in the standard outlet on a Sunday morning.
“It’s time to complete the charge Friday at 8:30 a.m.,” he said. “Range increase is one mile per hour.”
“That’s what happens when you try to charge the biggest battery truck using a 120 outlet. Of course, you could have a level two charger or a fast charger, which would make it a lot faster,” he added.
Despite the tax credit touted by Biden, this particular vehicle remains departures at $87,000 and has about 329 miles of range.
Added car and driver:
The Hummer uses an 800-volt electrical architecture with a 350-kilowatt fast-charging capability that GMC says will add 100 miles of range in just 10 minutes. For buyers who don’t have DC fast-charging stations nearby, the Hummer EV can also charge at regular public charging stations or at home via an included adapter, but charging times are significantly slower.
However, the vehicle also takes a full day to charge with a 240 volt charger.
Like John Nolte of Breitbart News reported Monday, currently, it’s more cost-effective to drive a gas-powered vehicle 100 miles than an electric vehicle — $11.29 versus $11.60 — due to high electricity costs.
“For electric car owners who use charging stations, the average cost per 100 miles is significantly higher at $14.40,” the report adds.
Biden’s EV message comes days after the White House met with Tesla’s Elon Musk, discussing what White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre describe such as “electrification and how the Bipartisan Infrastructure Act and the Cut Inflation Act can advance electric vehicles and increase electrification more broadly”.