Friday, February 7, 2014

Electric Cars On The Road: Another Delusional Goal From Obama.

Back in 2010, another election year, Obama set a goal of one million electric cars on the road by 2015.  Certainly, this was an attempt to energize and garner votes from his "green" base of voters. Now, with only 11 months to go on that "by" 2015 goal, one might ask how things are going with the President's target.

Well, according to the facts collected by Wikipedia, there are only 380,000 electric cars operating in the whole world.  Only 170,000 in the U.S.  That's an average of 42,500 cars sold per year in this country.  At this rate, we won't exactly  have a million electric cars on U.S. highways by 2015.  In fact, it will take another 17+ years to meet this ridiculous goal.  Back in 2011, Obama's Department of Energy knew that there was no way the goal would be met.  Yet, they still reported this:
"Although the goal is ambitious, key steps already taken and further steps proposed indicate the goal is achievable. Indeed, leading vehicle manufacturers already have plans for cumulative U.S. production capacity of more than 1.2 million electric vehicles by 2015, according to public announcements and news reports."
This is the same Department that dumped billions into start up green energy companies that would ultimately fail.

The fact is that there just aren't enough wealthy, planet-green-hatted-people in the U.S. who are stupid enough to buy these expensive and range-limited vehicles.  Once again, we have another false and purely politically-motivated goal coming from this President; and, a lying government agency that attempts to support it.

References:

U.S. Department of Energy: One Million Electric Vehicles By 2015: Status Report: http://www1.eere.energy.gov/vehiclesandfuels/pdfs/1_million_electric_vehicles_rpt.pdf

Wikipedia: Electric Car Use By Country: http://www1.eere.energy.gov/vehiclesandfuels/pdfs/1_million_electric_vehicles_rpt.pdf

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