Is there a conspiracy against electric cars?

Electric cars and conspiracy theories is a direct cronies. Wherever you look — everywhere, where criticism of the electric motor, you can read a ton of messages that Tesla and other electric vehicles are superheroes of the automotive market, who are struggling with the invisible dark hand. Even our past articles are faced with a certain amount of negativity about it. But it’s good, personally I like it. If I managed to make you negative, so I touched you to the quick. I’m not a villain and realize that electric cars is an innovation, but are you sure that there’s a conspiracy against electric cars? No, not so. Are you sure you against the conspiracy?

Let’s deal. In past articles very lucidly was dismantled themes ofsources and the overall efficiency of electric vehicles. If you haven’t read, I highly recommend you see that we spoke the same language.

Oil company

Let’s start with the most important. As stated by the majority in the network, electric vehicles do not want to enter just because everyone likes oil “needle” and no one is consideringsources of energy. But it’s not so simple.

If the thing is that someone clamps of electric vehicles, then why was Tesla there is no problem in the US with research in this area? USA is a major player in the oil market. And if electric cars are so hampered oil, why is Tesla not allowed to drown? The Mask is not always going smoothly and there were periods when the “strangle” the company was easy, but this has not happened. Why? It is not clear.

But the States, and we in Russia. Have probably there’s a conspiracy against electric cars, because oil, according to Internet experts, our everything. You think so too? I think this is nonsense. First, electricity is not taken from the ceiling, and we went nowhere from oil. Secondly, the price of any vehicles with the word “electro” is multiplied by at least 3. Here are some examples:

The bus

Estate purchased environmentally friendly buses for 30 million rubles and above. The same oil equivalent is from 5 to 10 million rubles. The trolleybus can be bought for 10-15 million.


The price of electric vehicles we have already considered. Let’s see how much oil counterparts.

Nissan LEAF

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

New Juke costs about 1.5 million rubles. The new Micra on the market that I have found is 700 thousand. Rounded to the nearest 1 million total, 2.5 million for 2 cars oil products + 1.5 million rubles against 1 car on the electric motor.

You can argue all you want, but the difference is palpable. As reducing harm to the environment while conditional, is it worth it to pay exorbitant amount of money to charge phone from a wall outlet? In my opinion, if you have the extra 1.5 million, it is better to open them on the business, not to chase a vague benefit.

Therefore, the topic with the oil conspiracy is kind of silly. Why? If they churn out billions to their charge, we need petroleum products. If everyone wants to massively abandon oil that is taken and refused, too cool, it will collect taxes on the overall electric charging stations and power plants. Yes, even banal sale. Now the car is worth one price, and will cost 3 prices. Why kill something that can bring hundreds of billions of dollars of income?

Cons of electric vehicles

Continuing the conversation about conspiracies, to touch on the theme which, at the moment, I am personally against mass electric cars. When it comes to initiatives of the state, there are many pitfalls: who benefits, who is unprofitable. What if in the hands of one person focused so much cash that he can arrange the development regardless of a whim?

Actually, so did James Dyson CEO of Dyson, which is known for first producing vacuum cleaners. In General, Dyson did not skimp and spent about 500 million pounds to develop a new electric vehicle. It is something around the budget of any region in Russia. Or rather, it is 44 billion rubles.

The main feature of the electric car from Dyson was the solid-state battery that allows to travel up to 965 km. This is 365 more than Tesla. The car came out interesting, powerful, but Dyson has recently stated the following:

All efforts were in vain. Electric crossover turned out fabulously expensive — at this price (USD 13.3 million) the company would have found few buyers and never produced a profit.

Sickly happened. To invest 44 billion and to sum up all that is unprofitable. Simply unprofitable. The company Tesla has been developing longer and longer, so the price of electric vehicles Mask below. But they are still unprofitable.

James Dyson after a bad experience with an electric car sent resources to developing solid state batteries, artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms.

That’s like the essence of why I don’t like electric cars. Their mass production will not lead to anything good, because at this level of technology this project unprofitable. If the sale of electric cars is the way to attract investment for the development of new technologies, it also turns out weird. If all you see from electric vehicles only use, then why so few of them?

Just taking into account the “secondary” around 6,300 electric vehicles all over the country. Let’s say that they are even new and are worth 6 million rubles. Assuming that the most expensive Tesla is worth 12 million, and Nissan — about 3.5-4, I think 6 million as average — fair price.

6300 car x 6 million = 38 billion

It turns out, 6,300 people were paid 6 million rubles, and the money went to the pockets of Industrialists. The population of Russia 144.5 million people. Ecology is already supported by almost amendment to the Constitution. So people this is important? Suppose that 10% of our country believe that we need to solve the issue with electric cars and want to develop new technology.

144.5 million x 10 per cent x 300 rubles a month = 52 billion a year on the development of new technologies in the field of electric vehicles.