In a discussion today with someone who is beyond fed up with oil companies who are gouging good old American citizens, I was told that no one in the US would be driving a gas-powered car in ten years.
I was then told that battery-powered electric cars would be all anyone drove (except for the ones that use plain water for fuel invented by that guy who was probably going to be killed by the government soon – long tangent not really worth delving into) and that the only reason no one had electric cars today was the big conspiracy between the government and oil companies.
When I said I’d be happy to drive a plug-in electric with acceptable performance and safety that was charged off a grid powered by new nuclear power plants but that I was skeptical that we’d see such a car at an affordable price within the next few years, he laughed at me and told me that I’d had the wool pulled over my eyes.
You see, the hillbillies in northern Michigan all drive electric cars. Those were his words. “All the hillbillies in northern Michigan drive electric cars. They drive them all over the place.”
I asked where they bought them and he laughed again. “They built them themselves,” he told me. “It’s easy. Anyone can do it. If dumb hillbillies can do it, don’t tell me that GM can’t do it. They just don’t want to and they don’t want anyone else to, either.”
I asked him to send me information about the dumb hillbillies who built their own electric cars and drove them everywhere, but he hasn’t yet.
Will someone please point them out to me?
I also failed to ask if the dumb hillbillies of northern Michigan were going to be silenced, but it probably goes without saying.