Nearly 4,000 US auto dealers have signed an open letter urging the Biden administration to slow its plan to push electric vehicles (EVs) onto the populace – because demand is apparently low and the darn things just aren’t selling that well.
So you can give me an example where someone was elected President and did not know what was going on? All while running for President? Please tell me. Oh and just so you don’t go down some rabbit hole conspiracy theory.
Dealers have a 103-day supply of EVs compared to 56 days for all cars. It takes them on average 65 days to sell an EV, about twice as long as for gas-powered cars…
A new study from the University of California, Berkeley’s Energy Institute at Haas finds a “strong and enduring correlation between political ideology and U.S. EV adoption.” About half of EVs registered as of last year were to “the 10% most Democratic counties, and about one-third to the top 5%,” the study notes. This suggests “it may be harder than previously believed to reach high levels of U.S. EV adoption.”
I would like to get an EV as would people I talk to. The main reason that we don’t have them is that they are not yet good enough and the charging infrastructure is too poor. I suspect that in 20 years things many be different and most will have dumped the ICE.
It’s nothing to do with birthright - just market choice, or the old economic law of supply and demand. The answer is to make cheaper and better EVs.
More likely analogy would be the way the media talks to realtors to answer “is now a good time to buy a house?”
Are the manufacturers forcing EVs on the dealers, as in “to get the model that sells well, you need to take more EVs than you can sell”? Do the dealers make more for themselves selling ICEs, than EVs?.
Recently, the local Detroit news reported that Ford says it will cover the increased costs of it’s new labor contract, by taking the money away from the dealers.
The Marshall, Michigan plant has been iffy for a while. Ford is using technology from a Chinese company in that one, which has brought a lot of pushback in DC. The other two plants use technology from a Korean company.