Why EVs Don't Make Any Difference• Kevin Bullis via TechologyReview.com
What with the constant stream of advertising about electric vehicles,
you'd think that they are gaining ground against conventional cars with
internal combustion engines. Not so.
For every Chevrolet Volt GM sold last year, it sold 54 Silverado pickups, according to sales figures released on Wednesday. Chevrolet increased its sales of gas powered cars by
200,000 units from last year, compared to the mere 7,671 Volts sold.
These figures don't include increasing sales of vehicles overseas. The number of gas-powered cars on the road
is going up far faster than the number of electric vehicles.
2 Comments in Response to Why EVs Don't Make Any Difference
I cannot figure out the point of this article. There are still very few EVs, so yes they aren't making any significant difference currently. As Solar, Wind, Geothermal, etc all improve and reduce need for fossil fuels for energy generation, and battery tech improves, EVs will become more standard. Hybrids took a while to make it to mainstream, and now are selling quite well. Yes, there are a few extra small cars at 40mpg, but hybrids still outpace them in terms of overall distance per-tank.
The writer looks like a JEW.