According to the Obama administration, green energy and battery-powered cars aren’t just the future – they’re the present. If so, somebody might want to get the memo to the American public, which seems less than enthused about cars like the Ford Focus Electric; electric vehicle sales comprised less than 0.1 percent of the US auto market. March actually saw an uptick: .3 percent of all cars sold during the month were electric.
GM has cut back production on the much-touted Chevy Volt thanks to their propensity for bursting into flame during crashes. Overall, electric cars cost more to buy and maintain, and are generally less reliable than gas-powered cars. Jim Lentz, Toyota’s US sales CEO, said, “Right now, from a cost standpoint and a performance standpoint – range for customers – I don’t think EVs are ready for prime time.”
But that won’t stop the Obama administration from pouring taxpayer dollars into them – and helping the top 1 percent, which can afford to buy these vehicles. As the Daily Caller reported last month, the White House wanted to give $10,000 subsidies to people for buying Chevy Volts, even though the only folks who can afford the car are generally rich anyway.