Tesla, the green power and the crisis: Oil, unfortunately, was never just

Even wars do not throttle the Supply of oil. Many, especially Tesla, and the motorists, believe that green energy is freely available. Abandoned gas station i

Tesla, the green power and the crisis: Oil, unfortunately, was never just

Even wars do not throttle the Supply of oil. Many, especially Tesla, and the motorists, believe that green energy is freely available.

Abandoned gas station in Silas, Saudi Arabia photo: Hamad Mohammed/reuters

the Oil Is about? A new world is in economic crisis? These questions have been raised immediately, as it became known that the U.S. had killed the Iranian General Qasim Soleimani with a rocket. However, it is unlikely that a recession, if we are to believe the speculators. The financial investors remained namely noteworthy left.

Oil price rose – but only by 3.5 percent. Apparently, the raw material is not expected to speculators that the Oil could run short in the event of an escalation in the Middle East. Similar to all the other traders were relaxed: After the US attack on Soleimani, the German share index DAX fell by only around 3 percent and has now recovered.

The stockbrokers react so calmly, because history repeats itself. Unfortunately, it is not the first Time that it is in the Middle East militarily dicey. Only in September 2019 Iranian drones had the Saudi Oil industry is corrupt, so suddenly 5.7 million barrels of Oil per day were absent on the world markets. Also the attack was economically inconsequential.

at the moment, the Barrel of Oil costs, depending on the variety, between 60 and 65,50 dollars. It is not expensive, but amazingly cheap. In 2007, almost $ 150 per Barrel had to be paid, and yet the world boomed then economy.

High Oil prices are far to cope with it is much easier to generally not be accepted, because the money disappears never to be seen again. Most of the oil-producing countries are highly dependent on their export revenue as soon As you get more Dollar for your "black Gold", you go in the world on a shopping tour – and usually opt for the goods of the industrial countries.

A Tesla consumes per year more electricity than a family of three in your private budget

The world economy is flourishing and so is largely independent of how the Oil price develops and whether there are military conflicts in the Middle East. This news is not quite as reassuring as it sounds. Because it also means that there is no economic pressure to get rid of the Oil.

Instinctively understood all car owners to buy the perk SUVs. As the Federal motor transport authority announced on Wednesday, have been approved in the year 2019 around 760,000 SUVs new. They all burn Oil, as the climate could change safely ignore it. Conversely, real electric cars remained a rare and 2019 were notified throughout the 63.281 Cars that are strictly powered by battery.

But that's about to change, allegedly: Tesla wants to build a "Gigafactory" near Berlin, where 500,000 electric cars from the tape to roll. Even SUVs are to drive electric; "Y" is the name of this new Tesla-model of the future.

This model Y would feel like a sports car, promises Tesla-founder Elon Musk: In only 3.5 seconds, the car is 100 kilometers per hour speed, in the head, he creates 240 kilometres an hour. Of course, such features would be completely unnecessary if there is a speed limit on German motorways. But the CSU has declared this week to be unthinkable.

green electricity is not Oil. Oil was never scarce, but wind power is

at Least on the Tesla Homepage, it looks like the maximum speed I could easily with a clean environment connect: Meticulously counted, how much CO2 you have saved the Tesla vehicles so far in the world. This Thursday, at 10.46 a.m., summed up the global CO2 Minus on supposedly exactly 3.561.242,56 tons.

This is of course a miscalculation. There is no additional green power arises only because Tesla-driving cars around. In truth, Tesla's use of electricity from fossil fuels or from Nuclear power plants won.

Germany is a vivid example: in 2019, 40 percent of the electricity consumption with green electricity. This was an almost sensational success, and partly due to the strong winds in the past year. But this figure says also that 60 percent of German electricity comes from fossil fuel power plants or from the last nuclear reactors. 500,000 of Tesla per year, would absolutely not change the fact that Germany has much less wind wheels and solar panels. For additional electric cars only fossil electricity remains so.

in Addition, it is a Tesla, the patented waste of electricity on four wheels: The model 3, the precursor of the future SUV Y, consumed per 100 kilometres to 20.9 kilowatt-hours, as the ADAC has recently tested. However, admittedly, there are electric cars that are even worse: The electric Audi 55 quattro comes to 25.8 kilowatt-hours and the electric Jaguar to 27.6 kilowatt-hours per 100 kilometers.

These Numbers are very abstract, but the equivalent of a Tesla per year, consumes more electricity than a family of three in your private budget. And even that only, if the Tesla is not moved more often than a regular car. Thereof, but is not necessarily, finally, a Tesla will not be bought to decorate the Carport. A Tesla wants to be ridden.

He is the perfect Symbol for our approach to energy: We consider them to be inexhaustible. The green electricity to the same breaks as in the past, the Oil, which is even then still effortlessly available when the funding for a war zones gush. Oil was never precious, so it will be thought freely to waste. Similarly ignorant is now squandered electricity, in order to bring cars to 240 kilometres an hour. But as trite as it is: green electricity is not Oil. Oil was never scarce, but the wind power it is. Unfortunately. Climate change would not exist, if it were the other way around. But this world exists only in the Tesla catalog.

Updated Date: 10 January 2020, 15:00

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