Our "leaders" are simply thrilled to have installed a set of electric vehicle quick-charge stations up and down Interstate 5 (which might be at least okay, were it not for the fact that the state is broke); they're convinced that EV is the wave of the future. Oddly, not everybody shares that optimism:
Japan is backtracking on battery electric-car development, as even Nissan’s vice chairman, the so-called “father of the Prius,” announced plans to copy Toyota and pursue fuel-cell cars that convert hydrogen to electricity.
“Because of its shortcomings — driving range, cost and recharging time — the electric vehicle is not a viable replacement for most conventional cars,” said Toyota’s vice chairman, Takeshi Uchiyamada, in a Reuters report. “We need something entirely new.”
And as is so often the case with Democratics, who have an innate inability to recognize failure even when it smacks them in the face, Barky's administration hopes to have a million EVs on the road in less than two years.
Good luck with that.