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Homeland Security Is Pushing Electric Cars
You couldn’t make this up.
As it unironically encourages citizens to turn in their neighbors, family members, friends, and coworkers for supposedly being extremists, the Department of Homeland Security has boldly declared itself a champion of electric vehicles. Considering the whole of corporate media, the entertainment industry, the vast majority of automotive executives, and politicians holding top positions in the country have taken similar stances, this is quite the bold, brave move.
In an announcement made on September 19, DHS says it will be using a variety of EVs for agents to use as they supposedly enforce federal law. First on the menu is the Ford Mustang Mach-E, a battery-electric crossover which seems to have nothing to do with the beloved pony car. Ford has been pushing hard for law enforcement to adopt the EV, so it must be over the moon about this decision.
Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security John Tien was quoted in the official news release as saying, “DHS is proud to be the first Federal agency to upfit a battery electric vehicle for law enforcement use. As we ramp up EV adoption, we are excited to see how this and other EVs perform for our mission.”
Also in the release is a lot of talk about climate change, fleet costs, fuel economy, and costs. Considering how loose the federal government has been with tax dollars lately, declarations along the line of fiscal responsibility seem particularly ridiculous. That’s especially the case when we see some electric cars have battery replacement costs running well over $20,000.
Many have pointed out rightly that DHS has turned a blind eye to the record number of illegal immigrants streaming across the southern border. Of the few which have been caught at the border, 42 are suspected terrorists. How many who haven’t been caught are also terrorists? One would think that would be enough to concern our leaders, but instead the “existential crisis” of climate change which apparently can be fought by driving a Tesla is more pressing.
Photos via Ford
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