"So before you look down upon us blue collar folks and our gas burners, think before you speak down to us. Just saying"
You have some kind of victim complex. All the comment said - and only 1 sentence - was that this isn't a prob. with EV's. For some reason, you decided this was some kind of insult. Decided this person lived in the city, and accused him of being complicit in shutting down hydro elec dams/plants. Your assumptions say waaaaay more about your projected hostility than anything else. It's ironic - you sound like a self-righteous elitist accusing someone of being a self-righteous elitist. Lighten up dude.
In 1976 we needed a new family truckster so my dad bought a Plymouth Gran Fury Sport Suburban. 400 big block with "Lean Burn". It was the only engine option with no catalytic converter, and ran on what was then regular leaded gas. Good thing, as the first trip that summer was to Alaska, and the Canadians had few stations offering unleaded in '76. (Leaded gas destroys cats.)