Back in 2008 during his election campaign President Obama stated that he wanted to see 1 million electric cars on the road by 2015. That comment seemed a bit ridiculous at the time and still seems a bit ridiculous now. One state however is leading the charge to get this done and if they succeed with their plan I’ll be absolutely astonished. We all know that California is the tree-hugging capital of the planet with the goal of saving the world from global warming. However, since the state is also completely broke I’m finding it hard to believe that they’re trying to jump on a modified version of President Obama’s goal by wanting to have 1 million electric cars on their roads by 2020.
You see one thing that people always seem to forget is that there is currently NO street side infrastructure set-up to accommodate vehicles that aren’t even on the road yet. In the next few months you will see the release of the all electric Nissan Leaf and the Chevrolet Volt. These two vehicles will join the Tesla Roadster as the only mass produced plug-in vehicles on the road for 2010. The real issue is not whether or not these are good cars, but whether or not these cars can be sustained in an urban environment. From what I have seen thus far, the electric car market is also very small. Sure these cars sound like a great idea, but with the high entry cost (even with government and state incentives) I’m just not sure if American’s are ready to trust these cars yet.
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