It gets complicated…..
President Biden has been trying steer more American’s to go to EV’s…..
That is part of Enviromental aims for America….
That push goes against US Labor and The Fossil fuel industry…..
And convience for vehicle owners….
And THAT HAS BIG political and other implications for America…
OVER 90% of American’s pull up to the local gas pump and in 5 minutes refuel their vehicles….
The fuel they pump in their cars is taxed to provide capital infrastructure around the country…
Electric charging locations are non-existent in many places….
The United Auto Workers are striking in places to raise the salaries of their union members pointing to their companies making strong profits….
The counter to that is that Tesla and some foreign auto makers pay their workers less money as they capture more of the small EV market….
There IS a BIG push to move to EV’s vehicles in the media in America…
The fact is America is NOT like Norway , which has 80% EV usage….
And Biden NOW needs Michigan and other labor/union votes for another term in office….
Trump IS and HAS been against EV push by Biden’s admin…
I wouldn’t bet on a EV’s BIG future in America anytime soon…..
The United States has about 57,000 public charging stations in the country, a number that pales in comparison to infrastructure in China, which has rapidly embraced EVs. (China reportedly built 650,000 public chargers just last year.) And while the federal government is doling out money to build more fast chargers — and Tesla is opening up some of its proprietary charging network to other drivers — progress is still slow.
“Consumers want the same experience as driving an ICE vehicle,” Valdez Streaty said, referring to an internal combustion engine, or gas-powered, vehicle. “When I go to charge, I don’t want to have to wait four hours to charge.”
Americans seem aware of public charging’s limitations. According to The Post-UMD poll, 74 percent of Americans think that gas-powered cars are better for driving more than 250 miles — a range at which drivers would have to use public fast charging stations. (Even Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm, who recently went on an EV road trip with a reporter from NPR, faced challenges finding places to plug in.) Gas-powered vehicles are also seen as better on purchase cost (66 percent) and convenience of refueling (75 percent) over EVs.
Leslie Jordan, a 63 year-old retired Navy financial management agent who lives in King George, Va., says climate change is real and “we need to do something” about it. But Jordan, who usually votes for Democrats, won’t be turning in the keys to her dream car — a silver 2020 Impala she ordered directly from the factory — for an EV.
“I live in a very rural area and there are no recharging stations that I know of and there’s no public transportation here,” said Jordan, who also owns a GMC Canyon. “I want to be able to fill up my car and I want to go.”
Even if her town added rapid recharging stations, “I think it would be inconvenient.”….