Either everyone’s been reading this newsletter, or they’ve actually tried taking a road trip in an electric vehicle, because it appears that, just like previous campaigns, the Biden Administration offensive to force all Americans into electric cars is failing.
Despite heavy pressure and government subsidies, carmakers like Ford that went all in on EVs are seeing consumer interest falling rather than rising, and are pulling back on EV production. Ford will instead concentrate on its more popular gas-electric hybrids. They have drawbacks, too (they’re complicated and expensive to repair), but at least they give you better mileage without all the mining pollution or battery fires, they don’t take hours to charge, and they always move when you press the accelerator.
For a more entertaining version of this same story, here’s a video from our favorite YouTube auto mechanic, Scotty Kilmer:
Governments have tried before to force Americans to buy electric cars, but the technology is just not adequate for most people’s needs and consumers have always said, “NO!” As Scotty says, if you want to impress your friends with something green to drive to the grocery store and back, “it’s your money,” but they’re not real cars, they’re “toys for rich people.” Most Americans don’t have cushy government jobs and need reliable transportation that can travel long distances, carry heavy loads and not waste hours to refuel.
The sheen is coming off the EV boom as Americans figure out that they were bamboozled. The virtues of EVs were so oversold that people forgot they were never very good. They can’t go far without pooping out, they cost you a lot more money than you expected, and you never know when they might blow up on you. It’s no wonder Joe Biden wants to force them on us. They’re the JOE BIDEN OF CARS!