While I support the concept of electric vehicles, reducing our dependence on fossil fuels which isn’t particularly clean and environmentally friendly (again, I’m not referring to CO2 output), this is absurd
(Grist) About a third of the electric cars in the U.S. are spinning on California roads, but the state still has much work to do to build the charging infrastructure to support them.
…..But building up the infrastructure isn’t simple, as KQED reports:
Still, a multitude of challenges face NRG and other charging companies, like Bay Area-based ChargePoint andEcotality. Fast chargers produce very high voltage. They require complicated permitting. And they cost upward of $40,000 each.
Right now, the financials don’t add up says NRG’s Terry O’Day.
“The public charging infrastructure is extraordinarily expensive and there aren’t enough cars right now so there isn’t an effective business model to make the investment work,” he says.
OK, so what we’re looking at is not only a monumentally expensive proposition (hey, which income class benefits most from these expensive EV’s?) but Warmists expect the taxpaying public to fully subsidize the build-out. Notice in the first excerpted paragraph, the mention of “the state”. That means “The Government” has to do it. And the people will also subsidize the use of the charging stations, ie, “the public charging infrastructure.”
Still, what the state might lack in competence in makes up for in enthusiasm….
In Liberal World, it is all about intentions, not results.