January 31, 2013
ANOTHER STATEMENT HITS ITS EXPIRATION DATE: Obama Chickens Out, Says A Million EVs By 2015 Not Important.
DOE backpedals furiously from a goal set out in a 2011 State of the Union speech, where President Barack Obama announced what he called “Apollo projects of our times.” One of them was the goal for the United States to be “the first country to have a million electric vehicles on the road by 2015.”
“Whether we meet that goal in 2015 or 2016, that’s less important than that we’re on the right path to get many millions of these vehicles on the road,” an unnamed Energy Department official told Reuters.
Reuters notes that “demand for hybrids and electric vehicles has been weaker than expected.” Government money was poured into black holes.
Actually, supporters’ pockets. And that’s racist.