Governments in Europe all want more electric cars on their roads in 2015 as part of the drive to cut fuel consumption and tame climate change. The trouble is, nobody wants to buy them, despite generous subsidies in some countries.
Germany, Europe’s biggest economy and car market, will need to take drastic action if it is to embrace electrification, and the Center for Automotive Research (CAR) wants a new tax on gasoline to provide money to make this happen.
Pure electric cars cost about twice as much as the equivalent sized conventionally powered vehicles, with much less range which also varies dramatically with use and climate.
“Inefficient and expensive? Sign me up!”
Government participants in the Church of Climate Change Hysteria must now extort money from their citizens to encourage said citizens to purchase something they don’t want to fight some scary carbon phantoms under the bed. This is the inherent lunacy of bureaucracies perfectly captured in one story.
Misguided politicians the world over are willing to imperil national economies and financially burden citizens all to facilitate something that even staunch Climate Church scientists admit may have little impact.
On the bright side…kidding, there isn’t one as long as the Climate evangelicals can get near the money.