Ill try to restrain opinion here and stick to actual "boots on the ground" facts. Im not going to site charts and debatable "facts", check actual common guy truths. First of all I presently reside in this God forsaken (literally) state called California, so I'm speaking first hand. You know you've just crossed the boarder into Ca. by how destroyed the roads become. Im also prequalifing my electric car comments on first hand hybrid ownership as the wife traded in her Subaru for a 19' prius prime plug in.
Do we have the infrastructure? Well yesterday we had a power outage. More and more common. See next question on states abilities.
Can Ca. afford to upgrade the grid? Anyone hear of all the electric caused fires that are burning this state down? Just PG&E vrs. state finger pointing and lawsuits in reality so far.
Not to mention the fraudulent mail in voting. that one proposition would have put a small % 1.6 tax increase on 2 million + income. Instead it dumped relatively high load on "Joe the plumber". This was for our overreaching electric fantasies.
What about wind? When you drive by acres & acres of non operational windmill siting stagnate it just makes you wonder??? I know the loud talk now is all the birds that are killed by the blades! YIKES! * (inject sarcasm here)
Does Ca. have financial ability to actually move forward? Maybe... if
you're the governor If you can stop the major bleeding of all the overtax and over regulated business from fleeing the state.
Do I benefit from buying electric? IDK, maybe in some cases. They used to offer things like exemptions for commute lane charges. No mo ability to get that tag, gotcha sucka' i guess.
Am I o.k. with owning the plug in? Yeah overall. Mainly because it has a 35 mile range for a couple dollar slow charge 110v. That covers the wifes daily task driving and saves the short trips on the JSW.
Will the benefits last? Resounding no. Power grid failure. Planned price increases. New Environmental issues with electric?
Make no mistake, especially if you look up to Ca.'s lead(?) The ULTIMATE goal is no fossel fuel and to be further precise mass transit only.
Side note: Why was elite Gubner newsome wearing a sweater when pushing a "turn your a/c down" commercial? Answer; When in an ultra cooled oversized mansion (not state owned but personal on tax payers dime), it can be damn tough.