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Old 02-04-2015, 02:25 PM
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In his 2011 State of the Union address, President Obama predicted that the U.S. would have “a million electric vehicles on the road by 2015.”
The president backed up his prediction with $2.4 billion in federal grants to companies producing lithium-ion batteries for plug-in cars.

But reality hasn’t even come close.

Despite massive federal spending on electric vehicles, which is expected to total $7.9 billion through 2019, there are currently just 286,390 plug-in vehicles on the nation’s roads today, according to the Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA)
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That’s 72 percent lower than the million electric vehicles the president predicted four years ago. And with gasoline prices now averaging $2.06 per gallon, the lowest they’ve been since April 2009, that percentage is not likely to change any time soon.

Despite steep discounts, manufacturers’ rebates, federal and state tax credits, and even special utility rates in some areas, plug-in electric vehicles accounted for just 3.5 percent of the more than 16.4 million light vehicles sold in the U.S. in 2014, according to EDTA.
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Default Re: Obama’s Prediction of a Million Electric Cars on Road By 2015 Off By 72%

They are not practical for most folks. Maybe if he had not killed coal and driven electric rates up they would do better in urban areas. My Prius is a nice compromise that still lets me drive far enough for most appointments.
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Imagine a CEO being off by 72%...Security would be escorting his exit...
Maybe true if America's economy hinged exclusively on electric car sales, but screw apples-to-apples comparisons.
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Maybe true if America's economy hinged exclusively on electric car sales, but screw apples-to-apples comparisons.
Irrelevant...

The president told us what we were supposed to be seeing...and not only was wrong, but he was wrong by almost 3/4ths...
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Irrelevant...

The president told us what we were supposed to be seeing...and not only was wrong, but he was wrong by almost 3/4ths...
Well then the comparison shouldn't have been made if it's irrelevant. The president made a prediction four years ago and he was wrong, we invested in pushing the development and sales of electric cars and it didn't work as well was wanted. That's about the gist of the story? I don't disagree with it, I disagree with the comparison.
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It must be the fault of all those bad people who cling to their guns and bibles.
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Imagine a CEO being off by 72%...Security would be escorting his exit...
If it were a legit company. Something tells me if Obama were a CEO of a company it'd be like Enron. You know, losing money hand over fist while he claims the company is making record profits and tellin' the employees it's perfectly safe to invest their 401K's while he's dumping all his stock shares.

Best to just assume everything that comes outta this clown's mouth is either a lie or completely wrong.
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Default Re: Obama’s Prediction of a Million Electric Cars on Road By 2015 Off By 72%

I also heard that HE saved the American car industry.

Uh GM maybe

Chrysler he gave to FIAT (Italian right) along with $25 million of taxpayer dollars...... But they do make cars here. Right?

Uh Nissan, Honda, Hyndai, Toyota, Daimler, Subaru, also make cars and trucks here right?

Without Taxpayer subsidies right?


Of these whom is actually selling electric cars?
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Part of the issue is the immense push back by the existing industry. Look at Tesla basically barred from selling in many states because the competitions lobby is so effective.
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