Five coal miners charge the tourists’ stalled electric car at the mine.


Five coal miners charge the tourists’ stalled electric car at the mine. In order to get where it needed to go last week, an electric vehicle required the assistance of some coal miners.

According to WBOY-TV, the vehicle was unable to continue after breaking down on Friday in Tucker County, West Virginia, on US 48 near the Mettiki Coal access road.

The event was described in a post that was made by Randy Smith on Facebook.

According to the website for the West Virginia state Legislature, Smith is a state senator and belongs to the Republican party. He represents the area of the state where the incident took place. According to the information on his Facebook page, he also works at Mettiki Coal as the safety coordinator.

Smith wrote at the beginning of the story, “Some days are just better than others,” before going on to tell the story.

“Today at our mine outside of Corridor H, an electric car from DC ran out of battery just at the entrance to the road leading into the mine.” Someone rang up one of our foremen and informed him that a car was broken down in the middle of our haul road,” the man who wrote the report said.

According to what Smith reported, the foreman found out that the people in the automobile were on their way from Washington, District of Columbia, to the town of Davis in Tucker County. Around 170 miles separate Davis from Washington, DC.

“He then went back to the mine and got folks to push the car to the guard shack so that they could plug in to charge,” he wrote. “He went back to the mine and got guys to push the car to the guard shack.”

He stated in his writing that it was impossible to provide the vehicle with a tow because “it was all plastic below and there was nothing to connect up to.”

“And here we have five coal miners dragging a battery car to the coal mine so it can charge up,” said the speaker. If you look carefully, you’ll be able to see out in the backdrop our coal stockpile as well as the load out,” he wrote.

According to what he had written, “This just goes to show you that coal miners are excellent people who will go out of their way to aid anyone, friend or foe.”

They were unable to get a tow truck to come, and this location is well out in the middle of nowhere, so I’m honestly relieved that they ended up somewhere where they could get some assistance. “One guy went as far as to leave behind a license plate that read “Friend of Coal” on his way out the door,” he added.

According to the White House, the incident took place at a time when Vice President Joe Biden had just declared a goal that by the year 2030, fifty percent of all newly sold automobiles will be electric vehicles.

In the past, electric vehicles have been plagued by problems relating to both their power and their range.

According to, a test in which a gasoline-powered 2022 Toyota Tundra was pitted against an electric 2022 Rivian R1T that was pulling a trailer discovered that the gas truck had a range that was 2.8 times greater than the electric vehicle.