“Shark Tank” star Kevin O’Leary tore Thursday’s plan to implement an “all-electric fleet” for the Department of Defense (DOD), saying it “won’t work.”
“I don’t think we are ready for that. I think we need to think about the people that we’re doing and endangering.” Host Brian Kilmeade. “EVs may evolve. One day, maybe, but I don’t think it will happen anytime soon. That’s the actual reality. Unless they test this technology, There’s no way this can happen. You can’t see an electric tank, such as an armored car.” (Related: Senator Barrasso accuses Biden of making China a ‘big player’ in US energy policy)
Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm told the Senate Armed Services Committee on Wednesday hearing She supported efforts to make all of the Department of Defense’s non-tactical vehicles electric by 2030.
“In combat, you never know where you have to go next or how far you have to go. You don’t have time to drink coffee and recharge for 20 minutes in combat. You’re being shot,” O’Leary said. “I don’t think it will work. At least the discussion has started, because everyone is starting to realize that it’s not going to be easy to determine the pace at which we can electrify all forms of transport. We’re not going to do that to a jet plane.We still need jet fuel.We can’t fly to Europe on a solar-powered plane.It’s not going to work.”
President Joe Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act into law in August. This included tax credits for battery production and tax credits for various energy efficient appliances and electric vehicles.
Despite Biden’s push for electric vehicles, the Environmental Protection Agency decided on Jan. 31 to ban the mining of 1.4 billion tons of copper, gold, molybdenum, silver and rhenium in Alaska to protect salmon. Did.
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