A reader sends along this example of apostasy “”the formal disaffiliation from or abandonment or renunciation of a religion”, Walt) from the Washington Post, which has finally discovered what was obvious to any objective observer years ago: the Chevy Volt, indeed the very concept of a mass-market electric car, is a fraud and a failure.
“No matter how you slice it, the American taxpayer has gotten precious little for the administration’s investment in battery-powered vehicles, in terms of permanent jobs or lower carbon dioxide emissions. There is no market, or not much of one, for vehicles that are less convenient and cost thousands of dollars more than similar-sized gas-powered alternatives — but do not save enough fuel to compensate. The basic theory of the Obama push for electric vehicles — if you build them, customers will come — was a myth. And an expensive one, at that.”