Certified Volkswagen Nut & Vendor
- Dec 11, 2001
- outside St Louis, MO
- There are just too many to list....
The EU is already by and large OK with smarter choices in transportation anyway. One of the best selling models there is the Golf, followed closely by the Focus. Almost all of their trucks and vans are diesels, most with smaller yet plenty capable ones at that, bolted to manual gearboxes. A far cry from the F150 and Silverados we have here.Only when an EV can go 300 miles on a charge and recharge to 100% in 10 minutes or less. EV's are niche vehicles good for local in-town and short distance trips only. Oh, there will be a few longer distance ones like the Tesla S but they will be pretty much restricted to Interstate routs between major cities where Tesla has Supercharger stations.
European nations don't have the long distances that Canada and these United States have plus they were able to completely rebuild their rail infrastructure after World War II so EVs will have a larger market base.
Just like our adherence to the outdated fractional English way of measuring things, the US will probably hang on to our cars until the bitter end. I suspect "banning" is a bad word to use anyway. A better idea would be to scale back the sales of pump sucking behemoths at first. Obviously the current gas guzzler taxes, CAFE standards, etc. are not making more people make better choices. I wish people would make better choices, though, on their own, because I despise when gov't entities force things upon you. Since they rarely ever favor everyone.