12 Aug '11, 6pm

The EV-hater’s guide to hating electric cars: via @grist

The EV-hater’s guide to hating electric cars: via @grist

The forthcoming Ford Focus electric. Cross-posted from Plugincars . Electric vehicles (EVs) are a sales flop and a dismal failure. Or so I was told this week -- and last week and the week before -- by respected newspapers. The "sales flop" part surprised me, since I am one of thousands of people waiting in line to buy my electric vehicle. I made my reservation for the car in April 2010, and am hoping for delivery by April 2012. If a car has a two-year wait list, is it a sales flop? Never mind. The latest article's author, like the others, conveniently left out the part about the long waiting list. And he left out a few other things as well. Maybe these folks are just too busy to check their facts. Or maybe something else is going on. To a true EV-hater, the image of an electric car will always be the small, weak, battery-powered vehicles from the 1970s. Preferably, the EV ...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/green-cars/2011-08-12-the-ev-haters-...

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