The average electric vehicle consumes 30KWh/100 miles.
The average American driver drives 13.5K miles per year.
There are approximately 210 million drivers in America.
Thus, if the goal is to electrify the personally owned vehicle (POV) fleet and go to zero emissions...
210Mvehicles x 13.5Kmi/vehile x 30KWh/100mi = the power requirements of the Green New Deal (GND) in regards to POV
Expanding that equation in scientific notation:
2.1 x 10^8 x 1.35 x 10^4 x 30 / 100 = KWh (KiloWattHours of electricity)
The required electricity for entire replacement of the American POV fleet is 8.5 x 10^11 KWh, or 850,000,000,000 KWh.
At the end of 2020, the US had about 1.1 x 10^9KW of electrical generation capacity, so electrification of the entire POV fleet would take...
At the end of the math it requires a 772 times increase in our power generation. JUST TO POWER THE CARS.
The reality is that it doesn't make any sense to be using electric vehicles while the power grid still uses fossil fuels.
In their rush for trying to advance their "green" agenda and replace all those old "bad" cars with trendy new electric ones, they've completely ignored logic. It's become emotionalism pushing policy.
40% of the country's electric power comes from natural gas. Wouldn't it be better to just directly burn that natural gas in cars?
Because otherwise you would be adding unnecessary efficiency losses at four different points: efficiency loss converting gas powered motion to electricity (1) and then transmission of that electricity over distances (2), and then battery charging inefficiencies (3), and finally converting it to back to physical motion (4).
Coal generates 20% of the country's electric power, and nuclear another 20%.