Your description doesn’t remotely match my real world experience, so just for giggles I ran down to a local repair shop, one I have never done business with. I asked for several prices. To repair/rebuild/or replace my carb was $150 labor + parts. Next I asked about fuel injectors for a 2009 Ford E-150, and he looked it up in the book, and quoted me $800 labor + parts. Finally, I asked him which job he would prefer to do. His answer was “Financially the fuel injectors, physically, the carburetor any day of the week.”
You have to remember that beginning in the early 80’s quality was replaced by greed. Actual eco-friendly advancements have been stifled do to greed. Some studies suggest that electric cars are actually less eco-friendly than their gas counterparts. Stopping the polution from burning fossil fuels would be cheap, simple, & easy if greed was removed from the equation. Myself & many others believe that on demand hydrogen is the best solution. Mass produced conversion kits for vehicles shouldn’t cost more than maybe $100 per vehicle, and then you could simply fill your gas tank with water, and the exhaust/byproduct of hydrogen is water vapor. Eco-friendly & cheap. Heck I’d pay $1k+ right now to have my van converted to water/hydrogen power.
On the news tonight they were talking about the increase in electric car fires & explosions. They’re catching fire and/or exploding even when they’re parked, unattended, and not in the process of being charged.
Electric cars are smoke & mirrors at this point in time. While electricity might be cheaper than gas, when you consider full cost of ownership, electric vehicles cost more. $5k+ for replacement batteries is a HUGE expense, and much less convenient than paying a little more at the gas pump each time. The ads are full of electric cars & hybrids that “just needs new batteries”. Meaning the owners of those vehicles simply can’t afford to replace the batteries.
In today’s world, greed seems to always win out over better technology. They lie to us, and suppress the very things that could actually improve people’s lives and the planet continually. The answers for many things are out there, but you have to capture them quickly before the disappear. I have known people who accomplished some pretty amazing things, and read about many more, yet the powers that be prevent them from becoming main stream. Most, if not all, of our problems could be solved by resurrecting ancient technologies, and possibly improving upon them… Unfortunately, greed has prevented it.
"Old school, cheap, simple, reliable, and easily replaceable for the win!" ~ Traveler@Heart