25 Apr '13, 8pm

Is this still true today? DISCUSS : The Politics Of Electric Cars: Attacking Innovation For Partisan Gain

Govt subsidies are not going to make the slightest difference in the future of electric cars. Those who beg for handouts are admitting (falsely) that the technology cannot stand on its own. Quite the contrary - the advantages of EVs don't require subsidies, which, by the way, have never advanced any technology (e.g. solar panels, etc). Until battery prices decline, EVs are in a holding pattern in the mass market arena, but doing OK in the upper echelon arena (Tesla). Massive govt subsidies cannot make battery prices decline and, regardless, the US is hardly the leader in battery technology. Probably 98% of the batteries now used in EVS are made in Asia. Only the xenophobic presume the US necessary to advance any technology these days.

Full article: http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1072067_the-politics-...

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