We’re going to have electric cars, whether we want them or not, because the government wants us to have them. From Eric Peters at ericpetersautos.com:
General Motors is pressuring its dealers to “commit” to spending hugs sums of their money on equipment and facilities to make GM’s electric cars more palatable to buyers. Which begs the question almost no one covering electric cars ever brings up.
Probably because of the answer.
If there were buyers for the electric cars GM is making, dealers wouldn’t need to be pressured to invest in such things as fast chargers and other EV-specific equipment, since these things would result in making money.
Dealers willingly add additional bays, hire more staff, buy diagnostic equipment, spruce up their showrooms – and so on – when it is in their financial interests to do so. Dealerships being in business . . . as opposed to the political business.
Which is what EVs are all about.
GM – and everyone else, including Tesla – makes electric cars because of politics. Because of political mandates to make them. And to “sell” them – in air quotes to emphasize the fact that all electric cars are given away in that any money made off the transaction is purely the result of various wealth transfer schemes, such as subsidies and “credits” – in quotes to emphasize the fact that they are extortions. Tesla – the greatest practitioner of this art form – uses the political mandates to make EVs to extort money from other car companies that do not make them; they pay Tesla money to get “credit” for making them, which is easier than actually making EVs themselves and then having to figure out how to get rid of them.