The electric car is a technology midwifed by the government with its fingers crossed that people can be cajoled, bribed, or ultimately, forced to adopt it. From Eric Peters at ericpetersautos.com:
Here is an interesting statement from an auto industry kahuna, Michael Sprague – who is North American Director of Lincoln, Ford’s luxury division:
“We’ve got to keep evolving,” he told the trade publication Automotive News. “We need to make sure over the next couple of years, as we’re preparing for that EV future, that we’re ready when those clients start to come into the market.”
In other words, if you build it, they will come. To the tune of $900,000 per dealership. That being what it will cost to install two – count ’em! – so-called “fast” chargers and seven “Level 2” chargers, which means wait several hours to recover a charge rather than 30-45 minutes for a “fast” one.
No one asks the obvious question: What “client” – the new name for what was in the Before Time a customer – wants to drive to a Lincoln dealership and wait there for a “fast” charge, let alone one that takes several hours? The coffee’s probably better at the Lincoln store than it is at a 7-11 (another joint that is installing “fast” chargers) but the point is, who wants to hang out at a car dealership – or a 7-11 – waiting for their car to charge up?