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Is there a conspiracy against electric cars?

Electric cars and conspiracy theories are directbosom friends. Wherever you look, wherever the electric motor is criticized, you can read just a ton of reports that Tesla and other electric cars are superheroes in the automotive market who are struggling with an invisible dark hand. Even our past articles have come across some negativity about this. But this is good, personally I even like it. If I managed to provoke a negative in you, then I touched you for the quick. I'm not a villain and I realize that electric cars are an innovation, but are you sure that there is a conspiracy against electric cars? No not like this. Are you sure you need a conspiracy against them?

Who controls the fate of electric cars?

Let's get it right. In previous articles, topics of alternative sources and the general efficiency of electric vehicles were very intelligibly dealt with. If you have not read them yet, I highly recommend that you familiarize yourself with us speaking the same language.


  • 1 Oil companies
  • 2 ELECTRICAL bus
    • 3.1 Nissan LEAF
    • 3.2 Cons of electric vehicles

Oil companies

Let's start with the most important thing. According to the vast majority of the network, electric cars do not want to be introduced just because everyone likes the oil “needle” and no one is considering alternative energy sources. But not so simple.

If the whole thing is that someone pincheselectric cars, why does Tesla have no problems in the USA with research in this area? The USA is a major player in the oil market. And if electric cars get in the way of the oil tycoons, why are Tesla not allowed to drown? Mask is not always smooth and there were periods when it was easy to “strangle” the company, but this did not happen. Why is that? Unclear.

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But then the states, and we are in Russia. We probably have a conspiracy against electric vehicles, because oil, according to Internet experts, is our everything. Do you think so too? I think this is nonsense. Firstly, electricity is not taken from the ceiling, and we have not gone anywhere from oil. Secondly, the price of any vehicle with the word “electro” is multiplied by a minimum of 3. Here are a few examples:


Brand new electric bus

Such environmentally friendly buses are purchased for 30 million rubles and above. The same oil counterpart costs from 5 to 10 million rubles. A trolley bus can be bought for 10-15 million rubles.


Prices for electric cars we have already considered. Let's see how much the oil counterparts cost.

Nissan LEAF

Electric Nissan LEAF

The cost of the new Nissan Leaf is about 3.7-4 million rubles. Nissan Leaf is based on the 2011 Juke and Micra crossover.

Juke and micra

The new Juke costs about 1.5 million rubles. The newest Micra on the market that I found is worth 700 thousand. We round up to 1 million. Total, 2.5 million for 2 cars on petroleum products + 1.5 million rubles against 1 car on an electric motor.

You can argue as much as you like, but the difference is palpable. Since the reduction of environmental damage is conditional, is it worth it to overpay fabulous money to charge the phone from the outlet? In my opinion, if you have an extra 1.5 million, then it is better to open a business on them, and not chase for vague benefits.

Therefore, the topic of the oil conspiracy is somehow silly. What for? If they will rivet electric cars, then in order to charge them, oil products are needed. If everyone wants to abandon oil en masse, they’ve taken it and refused it, too cool, they will collect taxes on universal gas stations and power plants. Yes, even banal sales. Now the car costs one price, and will cost 3 prices. Why kill what can bring hundreds of billions of dollars in revenue?

Cons of electric cars

Continuing the conversation about conspiracies, I will touch on the topic,because of which, at the moment, I am personally against the mass character of electric vehicles. When it comes to government initiatives, there are many pitfalls: who benefits, who benefits. But what if in the hands of one person such a stock of funds is concentrated that he can organize the development, regardless of someone’s whim?

Dyson's unfulfilled dream

Actually, this is what James Dyson did - the headDyson, which is best known for manufacturing vacuum cleaners. In general, Dyson did not skimp and spent about 500 million pounds on the development of a new electric car. This is something about the budget of some region in Russia. And more precisely, it is 44 billion rubles.

The main feature of the electric car from Dyson has becomesolid-state battery, which allowed you to drive up to 965 kilometers. This is 365 more than Tesla can do. The car came out interesting, powerful, but Dyson recently stated the following:

All efforts were in vain. The electric crossover turned out to be fabulously expensive - at such a price (13.3 million rubles), the company would have found only a few buyers and would never profit.

Nekhilo so happened. Invest 44 billion and summarize everything by the fact that it is unprofitable. Just unprofitable. Tesla's company has been developing for longer and longer, so the prices for Mask electric vehicles are slightly lower. But they are still unprofitable.

James Dyson, after an unsuccessful experience with an electric car, devoted resources to the development of solid state batteries, artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms.

That’s the essence of why I don’t likeelectric cars. Their mass production will not lead to anything good, because at this level of technology this project is unprofitable. If the sale of electric vehicles is a way to attract investment in the development of new technologies, then it also turns out to be strange. If everyone sees electric cars as only a good thing, then why are there so few of them?

In total, taking into account the "secondary" in Russia, about 6300electric vehicles all over the country. Suppose that they are all new and cost 6 million rubles. Provided that the most expensive Tesla costs 12 million, and Nissan - about 3.5-4, I think 6 million as an average figure is a fair price.

6300 cars x 6 million = 38 billion rubles

It turns out that 6300 people paid 6 million eachrubles and money went into the pockets of industrialists. The population of Russia is 144.5 million people. Ecology is already supported by almost an amendment to the Constitution. So, is this important for people? Suppose that 10% of our country believes that it is necessary to resolve the issue with electric cars and want to develop new technologies.

144.5 million x 10% of the population x 300 rubles per month = 52 billion rubles per year for the development of new technologies in the field of electric vehicles.

Technology development is a real way out. And just mass stamping of electric vehicles, in my opinion, will not solve anything. If you still think that the problem of electric vehicles is in someone’s plot, leave comments and communicate with us in a telegram chat.