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IRONY: Coal Miners Give Electric Car a Push to Charge Up


A dead electric vehicle needed some coal miners to give it a push to get charged up.

Is this the future the climate scammers want to sell us?

Incidents like this aren’t convincing me electric vehicles are the future.

The vehicle broke down Friday near Mettiki Coal access road on US 48, in Tucker County, West Virginia, according to WBOY-TV.

A Facebook post from Randy Smith described the incident.

Some days are just better than others. Today at our mine off Corridor H an electric car from DC ran out of battery at the road entrance to the mine. Someone called one of our foreman and told him a car was broke down in the middle of our haul road. He went to investigate and found out they had indeed ran out of juice coming from DC to Davis for a get away weekend. He then went back to the mine and got guys to push the car to the guard shack so they could plug in to charge. They couldn’t pull it because it was all plastic underneath and nothing to hook up to. So here are 5 coal miners pushing a battery car to the coal mine to charge up. If you look closely you can see our coal stockpile and load out in the background. This just shows you coal miners are good people and will go out of their way to help anyone friend or foe. Im honestly glad they ended up where they could get some help because they couldn’t get a tow truck to come and this is out in the middle of nowhere. one guy even dropped off a Friend of Coal license plate when he left to go home. Lol #Godblesscoalminers

Smith is a Republican state senator who represents the region where the incident took place, according to the West Virginia state Legislature website.

He’s also the safety coordinator at Mettiki Coal, his Facebook page states.

WBOY-TV writes:

Smith said he was glad that the group of miners from his company was able to help out because they likely wouldn’t have been able to get a tow truck in a place that remote.

Despite the recent controversy with coal power and the push toward alternatives that are more energy efficient like electric cars, the group was happy to help. “Shows even though they aren’t crazy about electric cars they still have a good heart and treat people with respect and would help anyone in need.”

Smith said that one of the group even dropped off a “Friend of Coal” license plate before he headed back home.

The incident came at a time when Joe Biden has set a goal of 50 percent of new car sales will be electric vehicles by 2030, according to the White House.

California is expected to implement its plan to ban the sale of gas-powered vehicles by 2035.


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