8 Reasons Why Electric Vehicles Wont Replace Gas Cars.

Electric Vehicles Wont Replace Gas Cars

Electric Vehicle Takeover Is Complete Speculation 

Since 2010, three of the biggest countries have seen increase in sales of electric vehicles. Below is a graph of EV (electric vehicle) sales in Europe, China, and US for 2020.

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But does this mean electric vehicles will replace all gasoline vehicles? Will Trudeau or the Biden Administration be able to ban all gasoline vehicles by 2050?

Although there are some benefits to owning an EV, such as paying nothing for fuel and no longer doing oil changes anymore; the costs seem to outweigh the benefits.

Here are 8 Reasons Why Electric Vehicles Wont Replace Gas Cars:


global shortage supply of battery resourses

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Source: CNBC https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CM1fL5D1_W8 (05:40)

Here are the key battery resources that are in low supply.

Lithium, Nickel, and Cobalt to name a few.

With the rapid growing demand for electric vehicle production, manufacturers are scrambling to find these types of resources to assemble their battery parts together. And it isn’t looking good for the near future.

When asked:
Q: Right now demand is outstripping supply; five years down the road, correct?” 
JB Straubel, former Chief Technology Officer of Tesla said, “Correct.”
Q: “How worried are you about it?”
JB: “I am pretty worried…”

JB mentioned at this point that we would find more battery resources from the electronics that we recycle rather than results from new mining operations.

Not only do we have a global shortage for EVs, this means other electronics will feel the crunch as well.

So this begs the question, did gasoline vehicles cause this kind of shortage problem in the history of their production? The answer is: nope.


Lack of Charging stations
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Currently, charging stations are lacking worldwide.

By 2030 the Biden Administration plans to install 500,000 new charging stations with a $15 billion budget. Currently there are about 42,000 charging stations today in the United States. To expand even further they would need a budget of $45 billion (for 1,500,000 new charging stations).

Which basically means that we would need 1,500,000 new charging stations to support an EV takeover.

And by 2035 (which has now been moved to 2050), the administration wants to completely ban new gasoline car sales. Yet it is clear we are nowhere near to having the infrastructure in place for an EV takeover, nor do we have the supplies as mentioned earlier.

Which means if you own an EV you’ll likely be stuck with driving within the city limits for the most part. Good luck finding charging stations out of town in the country road. They barely exist as the map above illustrates. Off-roading or exploring with EVs are not really on the table.


long Charging times
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Charging time also makes it a deal breaker if they’re meant to replace gas powered vehicles. Who would wait for hours to fill their gas at fueling stations?

It would take you 8 hours to charge an EV from completely empty-to-full on a 60kWh battery. This would be on a level 1 charge which is optimal for your car battery health.

For a level 3 charge you could get about 80% battery juice for your vehicle in about 30 minutes. However these level 3 charging stations will cost you more money, and it wears out your car battery faster than a level 1 charge.

For a gasoline car, filling up completely full would take you around 5 minutes for a V6 engine. And it doesn’t wear out your battery to fill up on gas this fast.

Clearly, a serious inconvenience of owning an EV. Time is money; and that’s a lot of time you spend not being able to get to where you need to be.


GPS tracker

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If you plan on going electric that means all your movements will be tracked. Great for retrieving a stolen vehicle. Not so great for most people who prefer privacy. A big price to pay by sacrificing privacy for safety.

Sure, many modern day smartphones already come pre-installed with a GPS tracker, if not all. But at least you can leave your phone at home and travel without giving up your location in a gas powered vehicle.

Can you do the same thing with an EV? 100% nope.

As Benjamin Franklin once said: “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” 

And I agree with one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. The costs outweigh the benefits. Which leads me to my next point.


Cyber Attacks

Just a year ago, the Autopilot of the Tesla Model X was hacked, and not just once. At best the EV systems can only alert you of being hacked, but won’t be able to recover should someone have remote access to your vehicle. Scary stuff.  

That means if your car gets remotely hacked at the wrong time, it could spell out disaster for you. The article mentions that someone had hacked the Tesla to steer in the wrong direction.

So if you’re driving in a crowded area or at higher speeds on the highway, what does that mean if you lose control of the vehicle? Maybe you get hacked at the most inopportune time while driving next to a mountain cliff 100 feet in the air?

A serious safety hazard to consider; not only for yourself but to those around you.

In the clip above, it is alleged that the Tesla brakes malfunctioned, leading to several injuries and fatalities. Tesla denies any wrongdoing. But, it seem like another factor can come into play here. How about a cyber attack?

Thankfully gasoline cars don’t really have issues with this. As it seems EVs with their infotainment computers are the ones getting hacked more often.


Gasoline is here to stay

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People have been debating this century countlessly about whether we’d run out of gas and oil soon. And it appears even the experts got it wrong when making their predictions:

In 1914, the U.S. Bureau of Mines claimed that we would run out of oil by 1924.

In 1950, the U.S. Department of the Interior stated that we’d be out of oil by 1963.

Here’s what Sheikh Ahmed Zaki Yamani, former Saudi oil minister said, “The stone age did not end because the world ran out of stones, and the oil age will not end because we run out of oil.”

You can bet that someone who lives in Saudi Arabia with abundant amounts of oil knows what they’re talking about. Since Saudi Arabia is the #1 biggest exporter of oil among all countries. 

So I wouldn’t worry about gas disappearing anytime soon. There will be plenty of gas left to power our gasoline vehicles. 


Higher costs

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Problem #1: With the global shortage of battery resources, it will cost even more to mine new materials needed. Those higher costs will then be transferred unto the consumer when it’s time to buy a new EV.

Problem #2: All batteries die at some point in time. So the next question is, how much will a replacement cost? Currently, it would cost you in the five-digits to replace a typical EV battery. In 2017, it cost $15,000 to replace the battery of an EV Chevy Bolt.

And since it’s an electric vehicle, it automatically comes installed with a whole bunch of electrical sensors. Which means when you go for repairs, you’re going to be paying bigger bucks to diagnose and fix electrical issues.

As a good rule of thumb: the more sensors your car comes installed with, the more complex the electrical circuits. The more complex the electrical circuits, the more labor time charged to you to repair those circuits.

So in reality, you don’t really save much money compared to a gasoline vehicle when maintenance comes due. 


EVs like to catch on fire

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You wont find a shortage of news hearing about EVs blowing up and catching on fire. It seems it’s becoming more common to see EVs self destruct while gas cars remain the same.

You don’t see many news stories covering gasoline vehicles that shorted itself and decided to explode out of the blue.

If you visit https://www.tesla-fire.com, you will find all fire related incidents regarding Tesla. And you’ll also see the fatality count. So far there are 71 deaths due to Tesla fires.

This is a huge problem for electric vehicles. Not so much for gasoline vehicles.

Electric vehicles overall are okay, but not enough.

Although EVs have their own benefits to society, it’s not likely they’ll ever be able to completely replace gas powered vehicles. Sure it’s good to have alternatives to gasoline such as electric, hydrogen fuel, and biodiesel.

But all things should be considered before we allow EVs to only be sold in North America by 2035 (now they bumped it to 2050)

Electric vehicles still pose serious problems that have not been fully vetted yet. And to push for only EV sales by 2035 by Canada and the Biden Administration would just be a dumb idea.

There you go, 8 Reasons Why Electric Vehicles Wont Replace Gas Cars.

Be happy knowing you wont have to be forced to use over-rated EVs anytime soon, get hacked while driving, or wait 8 hours at a time to drive your vehicle.

Enjoy your gasoline car, and maybe pop open a Mountain Dew the next time you go to the mountains. Because hey, your gas powered battery can handle it.

 Last Update: Oct 10, 2023

When Will We Run Out Of Oil: What To Do About It

Is There a Cheaper Solution to Our Oil Crisis?

There’s a lot of discussion lately as to whether or not we’ll be running out of oil soon. Should we be concerned? 

Learn here what you can do about the situation, and the steps you can take to maneuver these turbulent times. 

Where Crude Oil All Began

But first, let’s take a brief look at the history of crude oil. Not long ago in Baku, Azerbaijan was the first oil refinery established in 1837.

Fast forward 185 years to today and now we’re all worked up about whether or not we’ll have enough oil to last us the next 50 years.

To put that into perspective, it took China 2,100 years to completely finish building the Great Wall.

How is that related? We are burning through and using resources quicker than it would take to build something like the Great Wall. And let’s not forget that it takes millions of years to produce the fossil fuel we use for our gasoline.

Surely we can reverse this whole mess we’re in, right?

assessing the current situation

Electric vehicles are on the rise and will likely become a solid alternative. But will they able to completely replace gasoline vehicles?

How about oil changes? Will we all have to shift to expensive synthetic oil changes from now on?

Things look dicey with gas prices back on the rise.

1) Newfoundland is the highest it’s ever been when compared to Canada’s national average for gasoline prices.

They’re sitting at 153.5 cents/litre.

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as of August 03, 2021

2) California is the highest it’s ever been when compared to USA’s national average for gasoline prices.

They’re sitting at $4.38/gallon.

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as of August 03, 2021

Will the World Run Out of Oil?

At this point in time no one knows how long this trend of inflation will last. And we don’t know whether or not we’ll reach depleted levels of oil soon.

In 1914, the U.S. Bureau of Mines claimed that we would run out of oil by 1924.

In 1950, the U.S. Department of the Interior stated that we’d be out of oil by 1963.

Looks like the experts prophesizing doomsday were wrong before, but that’s not slowing down the new experts today.

Now they’re claiming that all oil reserves will be depleted by 2050.

Bulk up while you can

So instead of staying stuck and being caught in an endless cycle of theoretical debate, we can do something about the situation today.

Here is some good news: When it comes to getting our oil changes done or refueling our vehicle, we can find ways to drastically reduce costs. 


3 Stack-Step to Save On Motor Oil/Fluids

The first option is to buy motor oil and oil filters in bulk. Your vehicle needs regular maintenance, and your oil change demands the most frequent amount of service. Here are 3 steps you can take to stack your savings the next time you need an oil change:

1) Buy oil and filters in bulk.

You could buy oil in bulk and do your own oil changes, which saves you the most amount of money. However, if you don’t want to do your own oil changes this method will still work for you. Just follow along in the 2nd part below.

We’ll use Walmart as an example.
They offer Mobil 1 High Mileage Synthetic Motor Oil:

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It costs you $268.32 to buy 12 jugs of synthetic motor oil at Walmart. 

So we got the oil. Next we need oil filters.

For oil filters I’ll use a 2011 KIA Sorento as an example (because that’s what I drive). 12 oil filters would cost me $116.76.

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Combining the engine oil and oil filters together, that comes out to a total of $385.08 for 12 oil changes.

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But if you went to Jiffy Lube, you’d be paying around $87 to do one synthetic oil change:

not cheap engine oil

That means you could only do four synthetic oil changes at Jiffy Lube. And you would pay a total of $348 to get them to do it for you: 

4 oil changes X $87 = $348

So which method is cheaper?

If you get more than 4 oil changes from Jiffy Lube, you’re now paying more than if you had gone to Walmart to get your own oil.

So, if you stayed with getting your own engine oil at Walmart, that means you could do eight more oil changes for your vehicle. Thus beating Jiffy Lube in value any day:

12 jugs – 4 jugs = 8 jugs left

Which saves you from spending an additional $696 by choosing not to go to Jiffy Lube for the remaining eight oil changes.

8 oil changes X $87 = $696

You could eat good for two months with that type of money saved.

2) Go to the dealer or lube shop with the oil you have in bulk.

This is for you people who don’t want to do their own oil changes.

Now that you’ve got your oil in bulk from STEP 1, you can bring that with you to a lube shop or dealership. Request that you need an oil change done using your own oil that you’ve brought.

This will reduce the cost from your final bill because you wont need to pay for the shop oil, since you’ve already brought that to do the oil change.

You’d only be paying for labor; which lube shops are willing to do for you. Dealers wont usually charge much for this either. But if they do, you can always go to a lube shop.

From my experience I’ve seen labor for this service as low as $25 working at Mr. Lube

Since it cost you around $31 to bring your own oil and filter, now add $25 for the service at the lube shop. That’s about $51 total cost to you. Which is not too bad since it is better than paying $87 at Jiffy Lube. A savings of $16.

With 12 oil changes done that would save you $432.

$16 X 12 oil changes = $432

3) Use coupons that lube shops frequently offer.

Now here’s where I’ll give Jiffy Lube some credit. They’re always offering $10 discount coupons. You can download their coupon online and print it out for your next visit. Check them out here.

The savings are not as big. But if you were to do 12 oil changes at Jiffy Lube, that’s $120 you’d be saving using the coupons.

That’s like five Fatburger meals and five medium Dominoes pizza all paid for. Or you could get some groceries and cook up 10 solid dinners.


Different Ways to Save Money on Gasoline

Here are several ways to cut prices next time you refuel on gasoline. Most of the methods listed here require a bit of work, but if you need the money you may consider using these options.


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If you’re looking for ways to save on gas, you might want to give Swagbucks a try.

Swagbucks offers rewards users for using their platform by completing a certain set of tasks. These tasks are things like completing surveys and playing video games.

It sounds silly but there are $50 Esso gas cards that you can collect as your reward. It usually requires 5000 Swagbucks to redeem.

They’ve got high reviews from other people online, which is pretty impressive. So if you’ve got some time to earn these kinds of rewards, consider signing up with Swagbucks.

Use GEICO to find cheaper gas

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GEICO has a gas store locator that will show you where cheaper fuel stations are in your local area are. All you have to do is enter in your postal code / zip code and GEICO will show you the rest.

I see some stores are charging a bit less than the going rate in Alberta, Canada. A decent fill up of 40 litres of gas would save me $2.60 at DOMO. Not too bad at all.

Check out GEICO and see if you can save on gas today.


You could share your ride with other friends or coworkers to reduce the cost of traveling. Either you could be the designated driver, or the passenger. And the more people sharing the ride, the better.

More people pitching in going in a similar direction, could add up in some decent savings over time.

Say you’re the driver and you usually spend $20 a day to commute to work and back. If four people each pitched in $5 a day, that would cover your daily gasoline costs. Over a 5 day work-week, that’s $100 saved.

If you went to work 20 days in the month, that would be $400 saved. Multiply that by 12 months and you’ve just saved yourself about $4,800 for the year.

Fuel savings that start to add up.

Take transit

Taking a bus or subway train is a viable option as well. It’s been available for the last two centuries, and the practical nature of it won’t change anytime soon.

Sure you’re packed into a more crowded transport, but you don’t have to pay gas money or car insurance. That saves you more money than carpooling for sure.

Ride a bike

Here is the cheapest solution of them all to save on gas (2nd after walking). You only need a one time purchase up front to have your very own bicycle. And that can last you for years no problem.

Maintenance is not too expensive either. You’d be saving even more than carpooling or taking a form of mass transportation (such as bus or subway train).

All you would need is a comfortable backpack to lug all the essential things around with you (i.e. groceries and/or other personal items). You would have to travel light, but your costs would be even lighter. 

You don’t have to pay for gas, car insurance, or a monthly bus pas to use mass transportation. Just a one time fee up front to earn a mass pile of savings cycling your way to savings.


Save Money with Government Seized Vehicles

This option wont directly reduce gas and oil costs for you, but it could smash the costs of purchasing another vehicle when you need your own ride. 

Use the auction to find bargain deals

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If you’re thinking about purchasing a vehicle soon but you want the best deals out there, try using an online auction. You can find government seized vehicles, which are a better option than purchasing salvage titles

And some of the seized vehicles you find could start with bids as low as 90% off the retail price. 

Some final thoughts.

Even though we’re going through some turbulent times right now, it is clear that there are ways we can navigate through this oil crisis.

As Sheikh Ahmed Zaki Yamani, former Saudi oil minister said, “The stone age did not end because the world ran out of stones, and the oil age will not end because we run out of oil.”

With electric vehicles on the rise, it’s only logical to assume that they’re the next step forward to answer our crude oil problem. Which means we’ll have some form of alternative transportation to keep moving us forward at the very least.

But as far as electric vehicles becoming superior to completely replace gasoline vehicles is still up for speculation. Here are 7 Reasons Electric Vehicles Won’t Replace Gasoline Vehicles.

But, at least now you have a roadmap to guide you on your journey to slash high oil prices in half. 

This frees up a lot of extra cash you’ll need for other important essentials in your life. Essentials that could help you get past this slump into the next boom cycle.

August 03, 2021