by Jim Clairborne | RNN
The new General Motors Hummer electrical vehicle, priced at $115,000, has presented owners with many problems.
Roman Mica, the publisher of the website The Fast Lane Truck, posted a video of a brand new Hummer with multiple problems.
Mica was unable to move the vehicle because the shifter wouldn’t move and the trunk would not open. He finally got it in gear and drove it back to the dealer.
Reports have been published that point out an “offroad” Hummer malfunctions if a car wash goes awry, and issues with the software have caused faulty tail lights.
The Hummer is not the only electric vehicle experiencing issues.
A 2014 F ord Focus Electric needed a new battery that cost $14,000 — and the car originally cost $11,000!
Consumer research group J.D. Power last year published a study indicating that EV owners are far less satisfied with their cars than are those who own traditional gas-powered vehicles. And it seems that unreliability of battery power is but one of the issues.
And yet, “progressive” politicians and “green energy” advocates remain obsessed with forcing Americans to buy electric vehicles in spite of the many problems that continue to plague the industry. The most rabid proponents of electric automobiles refuse to let the free market decide if such cars and trucks are truly wanted or even necessary.
Liberals such as President Joe Biden and California Gov. Gavin Newsom believe that they can drag the American people kicking and screaming into buying cars that they cannot afford.
Nobody wants to drive an unreliable car or truck or SUV or minivan. Americans want to buy vehicles they can trust to take them where they need to go, whether it’s getting groceries or going to work, driving to church, or rushing to the hospital with a medical emergency.
Traveling by vehicle — like any activity in life — will always involve risk. But it should not be compounded by turning a car into the physical incarnation of the “blue screen of death.”
Roman Mica’s experience with a Hummer EV will likely prove to have not been an outlier — just the first of many still to come.