Following forty years of the government intruding on the products made by the automobile industry, demanding better products, safer products, more efficient products and vehicles that produce fewer emissions, the auto manufacturers have spent billions of dollars on research and development to arrive at high-mileage, low emissions vehicles that last longer and run better. So why would Ford, General Motors and Chrysler now throw away those billions of dollars improving gasoline-powered cars and trucks and suddenly begin pumping out electric vehicles that cost more and are less user friendly than the old familiar cars?
What person, who enjoys a nice ride in the country or spending a few days driving through the mountains, would prefer a vehicle that only gets 70 or even 200 miles to a charge, and then, if they ran out of electricity, will need a boost charge that can’t be provided by AAA, and will take 20 or 30 minutes to get the vehicle rolling again, if a charging station can be found at all. Although it’s true that charging times for electric cars will be reduced over time and charging stations will become more plentiful (but at tax-payers’ expense, per Biden’s promise of installing thousands of these monstrosities around the nation, which will then be a government subsidy forever) when the old gas-powered car is a proven and dependable means of transportation.
The reason that Ford, General Motors, Chrysler and the foreign manufacturers are “voluntarily” going electric is that they know that under the Biden administration, and all of the Democrat administrations to follow, there will soon be a new anti-pollution mandate, based on a “severe health emergency” caused by the leftist lie of warming/change, and Biden’s crew will claim that life on earth is coming to an end unless we halt production, and likely even abandon further private usage, of gas-powered automobiles.
There’s no evidence that the earth is warming, just like there was never any evidence that covid alone was killing hundreds of thousands of people, but our constitution was disobeyed by Democrat governors and our nation was shut down and then looted by Democrats as government-inspired fear, vaccines and masks took over our daily lives.
Big, woke corporations like the auto industry, are so fearful of Democrats and their willingness to destroy companies with regulations, law suits and a refusal to continue to do business with them, that they will step forward on their own to do things they can see coming from big, leftist, intrusive government, and hope that they can continue to stay in business by doing government’s bidding before they are told to do so.
And this evil pressure to do what government wants done is everywhere in America today. The sports world has lately seen men competing with women in women’s competitions of running and swimming, with the men winning more often than not, but both men and women are fearful of speaking up and opposing this injustice, afraid that woke officials will punish anyone who complains about men who identify as women actually winning women’s competitions, and end the careers of those who oppose autocratic authority. There is no area of our lives in which the government is not taking control and making us heel to the rulers’ demands and mandates, and it’s got to stop.