Gas Prices Cause Spike In Electric Vehicle Shopping83
It’s no secret that gas prices are very high right now, so it likely comes as no surprise that car shoppers are now expressing a greater interest in EVs.
According to a recent report from Cox Automotive, EV shopper interest has risen 73 percent between January of this year and the end of May. The rise in EV shopper interest coincides with an average rise in gas prices of 40 percent over the same time period, with EV shopper interest following gas price increases and fluctuations over time.
To note, EV shopper interest in the Cox Automotive report is based on new car visits to the Kelley Blue Book and Autotrader websites, which are up 5.7 percent as of the end of May. Meanwhile, gas prices are based on data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration, which indicates average gas prices of $4.59 per gallon by the end of May.
The rise in gas prices has also spurred greater interest in hybrid and other fuel-efficient vehicles, with customer searches up 25 percent for the former and 33 percent for the latter, comprising of 3 percent of visits and 6.1 percent of visits by the end of May, respectively.
Naturally, GM has a few models on offer that would help customers skip the pump, including the refreshed 2023 Chevy Bolt EV and the all-new 2023 Chevy Bolt EUV. Both models are equipped with a 65 kWh lithium-ion battery and single front-mounted Voltec drive motor, which combine to produce 200 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque for the front axle. Range-per-charge is estimated at 259 miles for the Bolt EV, and 247 miles for the Bolt EUV. As GM Authority covered previously, pricing for both all-electric models was recently reduced, with the 2023 Chevy Bolt EV offering up a $5,900 price drop, and the 2023 Chevy Bolt EUV offering up a $6,300 price drop.
For those buyers that don’t want to go all-electric, General Motors also offers several fuel-efficient vehicles, including the Chevy Spark, which is rated at 38 mpg on the highway, and the Chevy Malibu, which is rated at 36 mpg on the highway. Check out our previous coverage of the 2022 GM vehicles with the best fuel economy for more information.
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Just wait till the cost of electricity goes up because of the demand. Then what are people going to shop for? Horse and buggy? Ha ha ha
Then you get solar panels and convert your stove dryer and water heater to electric. So after getting your new EV and solar panels and other clean energy stuff you’d spent 100k
solar panels, wind are old, several experiments had, but still today, nothing serious.
I charge our Bolt from our solar equipped home system, using the 240 v plug GM paid for.
And I try not to grin too hard when I drive past crowded gas stations and observe each day’s higher prices.
And the panels were free? I know they have come down since I got mine in 06, but even with the generous 1/2 of cost paid by gov, they still will never pay for themselves. I’ve done the math. Not good. The math is better, but I’d bet it will be 10 years before you get your capital investment back. And don’t forget to factor in cost of money in the calculation.
Don’t know about your situation, but in 2014 I bought the lowest cost ‘good’ panels I could find, and the solar contractor required to get the gov’t incentives let me do part of the work at a greatly reduced cost…. My break-even time should have been 6 years but it is occurring this year (at 8 years) since for the first few years I didn’t use anywhere near enough electricity that my panels were generating….
IN NY State where I am, in taking solar power, the Utility has to abide by ‘Net Metering’ a great boon for the homeowner as it allows you to use the utility as a ‘battery free’ piggy-bank…. I use almost all my electricity to charge my electric cars overnight when there is no sun, so the credits I acrue during the day time (powering my sub-division) are basically used up during the nightime the next night…. Also I have enough credits built up so that when the panels are snow-covered for 3 months I’m powered just by the accumulated credits – and have no electric bill other than the smallish meter reading charge during the whole winter. Credits are reconciled exactly once a year – so it behooves the homeowner to use just enough electricity to use up the credits to the extent possible.
But all that stuff about converting everything to electricity – I’ve actually done the opposite..
Only the central air conditioner, and the 3 electric cars use any substantial amount kilowatt-hours. Electricity here is relatively cheap at 12-13.5 cents / kwh.
Methane (Natural Gas) had tripled in price over the past year (thank you Brandon) from 2 cents /kwh to 6 cents / kwh – so all my gas conversions are still logical since it is half the price of electricity (assuming I use up all my solar credits)…
I have 8 gas appliances – including converting my large (8′ x 10′) hot tub to gas heat (with a 125,000 BTU/Hour boiler in the garage) to gas. I got rid of the old electric cooktop and electric wall oven (every 1959 home had to have those built-ins) and replaced them with equivalent gas products.
Gas Dryer, Gas Water heater, Gas furnace.
Places down south with extra strong sun might benefit from a direct SOLAR water heater to DIRECTLY preheat the water going to a storage water tank, and avoiding the electric inefficiencies.
But where I am – they make no sense since the HOT water is heated twice as much in the winter time (when everything is snow covered) – therefore – the water heater cost is extremely minimal in the summertime since the incoming water is so much hotter than it is during the winter (34 vs 80 degrees)
Great comment reply. A+
Elon Musk will be contacting you as a marketing consultant for his Solar City and Tesla.
I hope Elon gets Twitter despite many of the Twitter accounts being fudged and fake.
David Alan Murray
Your comment gets an “F” for lack of content. You have no facts. Only insults.
It’s been a complete waste of time for anyone who has read it. That is 10 seconds of my life that I will never get back. Try and be more responsible in future comments.
How can a person who voted for a old white racist tell anyone to be more responsible.
Thank you for the rebuttal comment. As one of my college profs stated in a lecture, ” It is better to be criticized than ignored. ”
Professor Robert Senter, University of Cincinnati, 1971
Please define the insults you claim to be contained in my comment. ???
As you state, I wasted 10 seconds of your life, I apologize
Lastly, in Elon Musk’s bid and due diligence in his acquisition of Twitter, his auditors found that follower amounts claimed by Twitter were suspect and overstated particularly the amount of followers attributable to the current president of the United States, aka Brandon.
In our current vast digital electronic age, hacking, ransomeware, bitcoin manipulation, pumping and dumping of stock shares, election fixing, identity theft, data manipulation, etc. is very common. It is now a huge segment of the FBI’s, SEC’s, NSA’s, et. al., regulation and oversight activities.
Daily reports of digital fraud are commonplace.
Maybe you and I can meet in Sin City this fall to engage in a discussion about a friendly review to our exchange today. I’m a regular SEMA attendee. Let me know. Thanks for your consideration.
Ignore Peter G he supports a white supremacist that person being joe Biden. Just downvote him and move on like everyone else does.
People never factor in the increase in home valuation when considering solar. It varies between areas of the country.
ok, but 1. GM Bolt and any EV here is too expensive. 2. We live in a not own house, so, A. the owner of house will not install solar panels, B. neither do any electric modifications to recharge electric car in garage, even it is in a top neighbour and C. if he would do, he would increase the cost a lot, we can not pay monthly and should have going out.
Wind is free, ocean is huge but no, no government does electricity easy form waves frequency hit in ocean… So we are in still primitive Gasoline dependency.
Hydro, Wind & Solar are the cheapest ways to generate electricity today. Everything old is new again.
It depends. Wind and solar only work when it’s windy and shining. Those with prolonged winters in the north don’t get the same amount of energy as those in sunny SoCal, yet they pay the same for the panels. Hydro is great but not every country has access to it equally. The dream of having a few solar panels power the entire home is great. I hope we get there eventually, but we’re not close.
right, agree, big rivers here have none hydro wheel small or big to produce electricity, government just do knot know this technology.
Ummm the sun isn’t always shining nor is the wind always blowing.
Yes, you are.
Dan where is the Japan rant? I always love reading your long rants on here.
Peter: Are you Japanese?
No I just love hearing your rants on here. Every chance you get you write a 3 paragraph rant I just enjoy reading your old man talk.
Solar panels are worthless in northern climates plus they look like crap .
Unless you live in Arizona which brings its own problems with water running out solar panels have at best a 50% reliability.
I’m in Western NY – which has the same minimal sunlight as ALASKA or GERMANY….
Read my comment above: My payback should have been 6 years but it is actually occurring this 8th year (due to my miscalculating how much electricity I could use)…
As far as aesthetics. I have my 38 panels on the back side of my house and garage so that anyone driving by cannot tell that I have so much solar power.
Those same arguments where heard when electric clothes dryers became popular. And they were heard again when most home buyers started wanting air conditioning. Strangely, the power companies dealt with increasing demand and made increased profits. Shortages occurred in cities where inept politicians tried to make utility decisions and in states where politics came ahead of grid expansion and crazies fostered costly schemes for more suppliers and rate competition.
The 330 million people in America own ~ 260 million vehicles. By comparison the 1 million EV/PHEVs that will be sold in the US this year are insignificant.
People do not realize electricity are subject to the laws of supply and demand. When everyone is running their ACs in the summer you best believe there will be rations on electricity or sky high prices that will make a charge cost just as much if not more than a tank of gas.
Even though I live in a ‘woke’ state where there will be EXTRA PROBLEMS, currently refueling cost of my EVs are 1/5 th the cost of equivalently sized gasoline powered vehicles, simply because gasoline has more than doubled in price in the past year, yet electricity has only risen 10%.
We do not have SMART meters in this area… Electricity is therefore 12-13 1/2 cents/kwh 24/7/365.
But wait until there are millions of EVs on the road Just a small percentage of the total car population are EVs. Even if that total gets to only 25 percent of the total vehicles. there will be a massive load on the electrical grid.
Even though I have 3 – ‘220 volt’ ev charging facilities – most of the time I charge at 950 watts, which of course means the cars are charging when they are parked…
The BIG electric load increase of my lifetime was the FROST-FREE-ENERGY HOG refrigerators replacing the old manually defrosted microscopic freezer- type refrigerators of the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s, which were EXTREMELY energy efficient…
One EV uses less electricity than a typical home’s LED lighting and EnergySaving Refrigerator combined savings…
This is not necessarily a problem….. I don’t see anyone complaining about the ‘excess refrigerators or excess electric dryers’ in the 1950’s and 1960’s.
Fast Charging (at public stations) is another more complex issue…. But even that is a small piece (at around 10%) of the total pie, since most people charge more slowly at home or at times slowly at the shopping center.
still see in 10 years EVs are a flop for poors, only riches bought
So in your point if view only the rich will be driving EVs and everyone else will walk since gasoline is too expensive to buy.
no, the poors still buy a very old car, go by bus or Suburb trains. Or take a scouter. Bicycle
The prices will drop, just like every other product that gains acceptance in the marketplace.
It’s working famously. The stars are in alignment.
The masses are being moved.
38 mpg isn’t something to brag about.
Remember the Chevy Cruze Diesel and it’s 50+ mpg?
Cancelling the Cruze was peak GM stupidity 2nd to the Volt but GM can learn the hard way in bankruptcy.
Great Ted talk is available on electric cars. Their emissions are generated in a different location and the mining of precious metals for their batteries makes them less efficient. Also good luck taking a road trip away from your city. They work well for what they do around town and are fun to drive. They just aren’t “zero” emissions as they claim to be.
Mike: You are basically correct in the current way of thinking. That’s the problem, we must get past coal and petro and advance in renewable energy. They also must figure out how to re-purpose old EV batteries in a way that uses a lot less power (using in something other than a car. Or, how to refurbish them to be used in another car. You are totally correct in the metals used for the batteries and how that metal is attained. We can’t keep doing that.
Lastly, so few people drive “road trips” any more that are greater than 200 +/- miles from their home. If they are going further, they fly. As the technology advances, so too will the range. The norm today is around 250 miles. Before you know it, that range will be 350. Much more than for just around town. But yes, around town is the best places for them as well as in delivery trucks, vans and taxi’s.
Or just go to Biofuels.
Nothing is cleaner for the environment than a vegetable oil powered Diesel engine.
But the fools in power & Elon will keep trying to reinvent the wheel and blow lots of $$$$ along the way.
Can’t wait for it all to crash with the end of the free money cheap debt economy.
The vegetable oil powered diesel is indeed a thing. Hardcore environmentalists embrace it, but none of our very corrupt California politicians stand to get rich off of it, therefore you will not hear Nancy Pelosi or any other prominent California tree-hugging for profit shill yakking it up.
Like so many evils conjured for convenience, they despise diesel in California. It’s been fashionable to hate diesel ever since VW’s Dieselgate. It does not matter that GM developed a superior 1.6 liter diesel in Europe that was under-promoted and barely sold here yet easily meets CA emissions standards and routinely returns 40-45+ mpg in the Chevy Cruze no longer being sold here thanks to America’s hypocritical counter-environmentalist obsession with large SUVs.
But even the much bigger Duramax diesels are ridiculously efficient in light truck applications and if recycled food oil (SVO) research and development was even 1/1000th as on the tip of government’s tongue as “EV”, we’d likely see rapid advancement in biofuels technology and increasing viability. There’s just not enough corporate kickbacks to be had from it.
Just like our phony environmentalist “leaders” aren’t pushing to ban countless cubic tons of unrecyclable Styrofoam and plastics that continue being dumped into landfills and the oceans daily creating untold long-term environmental impacts with half-lifes of 500 years to forever –Challenging these entrenched corporate interests isn’t going to pay off my retreat in the Hamptons!
They don’t want to admit that recycling almost anything (now that they can no longer send it all on a polluting diesel powered one-way trans-Pacific trip to China) is too expensive. And creates more pollution. And wastes water. Kind of like the average American worker supporting an average American family is too expensive. And creates more pollution. And wastes water. Which is why they want open borders to bring in a slave labor class doubling as a reliable Democrat voter base and to assure a steady inflow of Chinese fentanyl to expedite depopulation of the troublesome ex-middle class. Let’s add to that a doubling of food prices by the end of the year on account of a government backed threefold diesel fuel cost increase in their martyr war on carbon –Our carbon footprint will be dramatically reduced once all these Trumpers starve to death or overdose!
The global New World Order favors all things China and since China controls most of the rare earth metal deposits including mines throughout Africa, you can be rest assured there will be maximum profit going to Mother China with minimum investment in environmentally sound mining and recycling. Long term Green outlook not good. But our puppet politicians will continue suckling Mother China’s engorged teat and downplaying the negative aspects of EV production and lifecycle –Duh, I want to enjoy my coastal retreats before they’re underwater, racist!
Let them keep ramming fake “environmental stewardship” down American’s throats while legislating further raping of the planet in a ravenous short-term pursuit of personal wealth and power. Just understand one thing – not until we take back government from this corrupt bunch of ghouls will we stand any real chance at environmental protection nor of rescuing everyday Americans being sacrificed at the World Economic Forum’s disastrous “Global Reset” altar. How long will we allow ourselves to be taken on this devastating ride by traitors feverishly transitioning us to One World Government in a global consolidation of power among a handpicked group of elite Technocrats who care nothing about the people they claim to be saving? –Look, we’re “saving the planet” **for ourselves** and we just need all you free-spirited domestic terrorists who aren’t cool with owning nothing and eating bugs to die, okay??!
Mining is most likely done with diesel powered equipment.
Diesel powered equipment will always be purchased in my lifetime, as it is necessary for any Modern Society… If you tell ranchers and farmers they cannot use diesel – then forget about having Steak for dinner except on holidays.. I know they want us to eat weeds and bugs – but I won’t do that.
I expected my 3 electric cars to be totally coal powered… Unfortunately I live in a “Woke” state that has banned all coal. But my solar panels described above ‘help out’.
Unless it’s coming from a nuclear power plant…
Evan and I seldom agree on much. However, the statement he made above about GM being stupid to cancel the Cruze, Bolt and any of the rest of the better MPG vehicles is spot on.
I’m kind of thinking GM (and Ford) are getting a little nervous about now and wishing they had that Cruze gas, diesel and Bolt’s to sell.
This is all by design folks there plan is working flawlessly.
I think a lot of people will rebell when they find out this is a scheme to get people into EVs. We’ll start to see a change in November.
The food shortage will cause even more unrest.
Already seeing it starting to brew in the Middle East. Watch it spread around the world.
You take peoples food & let the riots/shootings begin.
This summer, all hell is breaking loose
Don’t drink the Kool-Aid!
Don’t drink gasoline. It is more poisonous!
The only EV I’m keeping an open mind on is the Equinox. Otherwise I’m just not interested. The value proposition is not there for me.
Yeah I’m also looking at the Equinox…. It looks to be very much like my $65,000 (I’m buying the fancy blue metalic model) Caddy Lyriq for around HALF the price….If you like the super-wide-display dashboard in the Lyriq – it looks like ALL GM models will eventually have them..
So I’m basically saying that if someone complains I just stupidly committed to sending GM tons more money than the car is really worth – who am I to disagree?
I mainly like the Lyriq due to the 100 kwh battery. It will be interesting to see the battery sizes available with the Lyriq, Blazer, and Silverado – now on that truck they supposedly will offer an unheard of 247 kwh for 400 mile range in an Avalanche style truck.
More sheep bending over for Obama they’ve already ruined the landscape with ridiculous wind mills that are killing the birds and solar farms that are a joke . We were energy independent under Trump and now they are trying to shove this crap down our throats go ahead sheep it’s all planned by the idiots
You really need to understand what “energy independence” means. And you need to acknowledge that trump worked with his ME benefactors to cut OPEC+ production before he left office, which has left the world high and dry, especially during Putin’s recent misadventures.
Your trying to bash Trump because you voted democrat and try to convince your self everything is ok when it’s not as usual with a democrat in the White House sounds like you watch msnbc to much
Just giving you facts. Energy independence doesn’t mean we did not rely on offshore sources of oil. Though trump thought it did. He also thought that we exported energy for the first time under his adm. Tough to know if he was ignorant or just lying. By a real definition, we were energy independent at the end of trump’s adm (and had been before trump) and last year under Biden as well. And the world will be better off when OPEC begins producing at a pre-2020 glut capacity and our rig counts continue to rise (as they have been consistently since the pandemic eased).
I find it comical that this is a GM fan site in which GM produces vehicles and they have decided through Millions upon Millions of research that the Future is BEV’s but somehow some here know better than literally almost every single Automaker that BEV’s are fake. It literally boggles the mind to be honest.
I have no problem with someone disliking the move to BEV’s and prefer ICE but to sit here and say that it will never happen when it is literally taking place all around the World is insanity.
I am a GM fan and want to continue being a GM fan. That will only happen if GM changes with the Modern times in which thankfully they are. Not fast enough but at least they are. It might save the entire Company by doing so.
Currently BEV’s are not for every use case and I understand that. Technology changes constantly and before you know it BEV’s will all have 400 – 500 mile ranges and get charged up in under 10 minutes. If you own a Garage and are not a so called Gearhead then a BEV makes sooooo much sense and will save you sooooo much money.
Let em ask everyone the following question….and please refrain from saying BEV’s are a hoax or a pipe dream for the rich but provide an honest answer.
So here goes. The entire World is switching to BEV’s. China cannot produce them fast enough and Europe cannot purchase them fast enough. The sales are growing here in the US as well and will continue to skyrocket once more choices are offered. So you have the Worlds number one vehicle Market which is China and the Third which is Europe all using much less Gasoline each and every year. Then throw in the US which every year will be using less Gasoline. Just think about it.
Ford has basically stated that give or take 20% of F-150 sales going forward will be the BEV version and could sell way more if they could physically produce more. You don’t think GM will be the same? How about Ram? Tesla Cybertruck will sell a couple hundred thousand a year. So we are talking about the 1500 Truck market being 20% at the very least in the short term. So what does everyone think will happen to Gasoline prices and ICE vehicle prices going forward?
In all honesty, have you ever seen motor vehicle prices come down outside of the Model T Ford?
Second, with the mass closure of fossil fueled power plants and the resistance against nuclear power, plus the new massive demand for charging large vehicle batteries, what do you think the kWh rates for electricity will do?
Has anybody done any comparison of auto insurance premiums for collision and bodily injury coverage costs between EV’s and IC’s. I have seen nothing to date on this in this forum.
I believe you are missing a very crucial point. The Grid naturally grows and gets updated at a 3-4% clip on a yearly basis and that doesn’t even include Solar, wind, and Hydro that get Stored into Battery Backup. In the Future (Maybe a decade or two) we will be producing so much energy we will literally now know what to do with all of the access. Things do not remain stagnant in Tech.
When Ford made the Model T as you state, there was literally no Gasoline infrastructure. It was figured out just like the switch to BEV’s will be figured out.
Gasoline will continue to climb as every Big Oil Board needs to jeep their Profits high. That is their Fiduciary responsibility.
I think what most people do not understand is that Oil Drilling will still be around for many years. We make soooooooo many things from Crude Oil. The only thing changing is that most Transportation needs will be met by Batteries. I am just glad that GM realized soon enough and might actually survive this disruption.
Now dealerships is another Achilles Heel they need to figure out but that is an entirely different Conversation.
Environmentalists were correct ! Raising the price of gas will lead the move to electric cars .
The poor and middle class can’t afford it period.
Poor, no. Middle class, of course.
Yes, it’s ironic that the oil producers driving up prices are driving people to alternative transportation.
There’s one way to fix this cut the head off the snake Obama
The Greenies are clicking their heels at the continuous upward climb in gasoline and diesel prices for substitution to EV’s. However this has also driven coal prices into the stratosphere. Coal is back and many coal mines are reopening. The Greenies are indirectly stepping on their schlamozzels. Diesel is used in huge quantities to produce crops, raise livestock, and fish. Everything comes off the back of a truck – 99% diesel fueled. The Greenies are the drivers of this inflation and Brandon has egg all over his face.
Do the “Greenies” control OPEC and US oil production? Does the president? Did you give Obama credit for three consecutive years of dropping gas prices at the end of his second term?
Yeah I reluctantly give Obama credit for 70% of the economic recovery, since Trump only really contributed 30% of the effort (but of course, like any Great Used Car Salesman – Trump took ALL of the credit, haha!).
I suppose Trump was saying ‘energy independence’ since although the west coast got much of its petroleum from Russia; that in balance the USA made more than we used – so that we exported more than we imported… Since the ‘so-called-WEST’ has cut-off Russian products (except quietly accepting them under the table) , West coast prices are exceptionally high.
Remember the excitement over THE GREAT BUILDER TRUMP – just before he got in the White House, that he’d build a southern wall, and bring so much more industry here….
Somewhat Ironically, Trump was too much of a Peacemaker Negotiator (including getting sweet deals for all his relatives) – and it is highly unlikely with him (since he’d rather deal and make money – both for himself and the USA in general) that there would be talk of Nuclear War with Russia and China that there is now. Although Russia was peeved with Trump for the Continual – still Ongoing – theft of Syria’s Oil.
I’m a Conservative, but hate the disgusting Republicans (they’ve sided 100% with the Democrats – raising Biden’s popularity by 8% !) trying to cause as much trouble in the world as they can. I say put a gun in each of their hands – go over to foreign countries – and good luck!
His criticism of NAFTA was legitimate – unfortunately what he replaced it with what was essentially the same thing. But it was like that with everything with him…. He got rid of a few needless regulations, and gave big businesses a BIG tax break – but he VASTLY increased gov’t spending – which BIDEN is following in his footsteps – and since the IRS only currently about gets about one third of what the US GOV’T actually spends, of course all the money printing is making the dollar turn into Monopoly money….
But people don’t see it because the Europeans are actually doing WORSE things. So by comparison the $USD is the cleanest dirty shirt in the worldwide laundry.
I bet Trump actually wanted to lose – since that way he could from the peanut gallery yell insults at Congress and Biden, but he knew all the Chickens he started were going to come home to roost, and wanted to be an ‘outsider’ when it happened.
If you have the opportunity and haven’t done so yet, I highly recommend you read Daniel Yeargin’s book, THE PRIZE.
The very savvy Japanese and South Korean automakers who have beat the pants off American automakers are not going all in on electric vehicles due to oil being the basic most plentiful energy source.
Putin is going to stay the course and prevail due to Russia having oceans of oil.
At this time, the traders, carriers, producers of oil are making a killing due to disruptions and Brandon’s policies. It’s ashame that the likes of Brandon, Clinton and Obama did not have business degrees or business experience like Trump. Attorneys are necessary but they are basically hired mouthpieces to present an argument. We were 10X’s better off under Trump. The markets roared during his administration.
BTW: California like New York state and city, has it’s own regional inflation due to the demands of their high populations.
Please cite some examples of where Trump enriched his family members during his term. The Clintons and Obamas came out of their terms extremely wealthy.
David Alan Murray:
No examples will be cited here since they’re not politically correct. I was a bit reluctant to even mention it.
Biden of course is fair game since he brags about it, or at least did in the past when he still had a brain.
But almost all of Congress is also fabulously weathy at the end of their ‘Service’, whereas they entered with ‘meager means’..
As another for instance – Why (besides Russia Expropriating all the better Arms just as soon as it gets to Ukraine) do so little Arms actually arrive for the $40 Billion US dollars spent? Hint: The Blowback is going to be tremendous – as drug gangs will purchase much of what actually is available and use that against US Citizens in the decades to come… .
Speaking of which, Mr. Medvedev (former President of Russia) said on June 6th, that:
“The World has entered World War III. This is not a future occurance as it is happening NOW. The World is RACING toward Nuclear War.”
also, “The Horsemen of the Apocolypse are Riding.” – therefore Russia views this as a Holy War, what with the Bible book of “A Revelation to John” reference…
Putin about 6 months ago also said, “Those who would ATTACK Russia will experience greater hardship then they have EVER faced in their nation’s entire history. I Hope my Words are Heard.”
That is possibly another Bible reference – in the warning that “They have ears but cannot hear, and eyes but cannot see.”
David Alan Murray :
Okay – you want some verification….. Look at this article,
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I had to type it this way since GM Auth does not allow links.
Thank you Sir. I appreciate your input. You are one within a small group on this site that makes any sense.
This is a great forum to exchange rational ideas.
We are at a tremendous crossroads in our history. The vast majority of Americans sadly have no clue as to what is happening.
BTW: I purchased a 13 oz. bag of Ruffles potatoe chips this afternoon for $6.59, factory stamped price mark on the bag. Is this inflation or what? My favorite GM vehicle for comfort, safety and ride is the Suburban, now coming off at $90K. With a 40 gallon fuel tank and Diesel nearly $6.00 a gallon in Nevada, my fill up is nearly a quarter grand. I purchased a single family home within Durango, Colorado in 1978 for $59K. It was built in 1955. The present market value is approximately $700K+. Is this insanity or what?
Stay tuned for a revolution.
You ain’t whistin’ Dixie
My Bay Area home purchased for $340K in 2000 is valued roughly a million more now. My Gold Country home has gone up over $200K in 4 years. My original paint survivor ’70 Chevelle SS 396 is valued near $100K by Hagerty and I see similar cars currently listed between $125K and $150K.
Yet I have never felt the need to tighten my belt to the extremes I do now, down to eating one meal a day and drinking several cups of coffee to mask the hunger. Full grocery shopping trips are now between $200-$375 for a one-income family of two. I refuse to drive to distant jobs unless I have multiples lined up within the same area with diesel in CA now over $7.00 a gallon. It’s cheaper to stay home and essentially hibernate. Does anyone believe for a minute that these INSANE fuel costs aren’t going to be absorbed directly by the consumer? That the poor people the ruling party spouts off about protecting all the time won’t suffer the greatest from their America Last woke policies? While waiving in illegal immigrants unchecked and sending countless taxpayer dollars to fight a war in Ukraine that will not be won while covering up the US backed bioweapons research labs there that this staggeringly corrupt administration denied and have now come to light as real?
None of this is rational. None of it’s sustainable. Our money’s worth nothing. We’re heading toward a wheelbarrow full of dollars to purchase a loaf of bread just like the failed communist dictatorships our current dictatorship’s seemingly modeled itself on.
Never in my life have I heard regular people talking openly about civil war in the checkout line at the grocery store – until now.
You are correct: stay tuned for mass civil unrest. If the Democrat dictators accomplish their goal of incarcerating Trump with this sham Jan 6th show trial to prevent him from running in 2024, you will see a revolution the likes of which this country – possibly the world – has never seen before.
David Alan Murray:
Thanks for the kind words…. Insane prices you are right…But with interest rates rising 3/4 % this next time will surely burst the housing boom soon enough… So enjoy your $645,000 capital gain, pay the taxes, and pay rent for a few months until you can pick something up AFTER everything colapses..
Jamie Dimon – no matter what you think of him personally – has said an economic Hurricane is coming, and that people will be starving by Christmas…
As difficult as that is to believe now, I’m going to try to learn by his amazingly frank statement….
That’s one reason why I’m buying a Lyriq… At least I will have something of value seeing as I’ve locked in the price already, and am paying cash for an agreed beforehand price.