Obama to Miss the 2015 Electric Vehicle Goal

Blocked checked by reality, the Obama administration is on schedule to fall well short of its goal of having one million vehicles on American roads by 2015.

Obama made the pledge while he was still a senator in 2008. He later doubled down in his 2011 State of the Union address when, reading from his bank of teleprompters, he said, “with more research and incentives, we can break our dependence on oil with biofuels, and become the first country to have a million electric vehicles on the road by 2015.”

Leading the parade to Obama’s island of misfit toys has got to be the Chevrolet Volt. Despite, earning grand reviews by folks writing for the glossies, the Volt has sold so poorly that GM has recently halted production of the vehicle. Giving a clear indication that the government should not be in the car business, the Volt is presently selling at around one-tenth of the 120,000 units the Department of Energy projected would be sold each year.

Refusing to relegate the one million EV promise to the memory hole, the administration has instead Orwelled the wording in its “Blueprint for a Secure Energy Agenda” to say that the nation will be able to “produce enough batteries and components” for a million electric and hybrid plug ins.

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