And even then not so much. With all the hype going around..... it kind of irks me that so much of the country is simply overlooked and so little attention is being paid to that fact.Summary: Lots of talk and press releases, but GM (Volt and Bolt), Nissan (Leaf) and Tesla (S and X) are the only ones available nationwide in the US. Few models to choose from = lower sales.
I don't pretend to be any kind of EV advocate. I think my Volt (for example) is a great car that would work well for a lot of people around the country. Then we see just how people in many parts of the country just don't have much access to them, or have huge issues getting them serviced and so on.
I was explaining to my wife today what a "compliance car" is and why for example we hear that Bolts are sitting on lots when Canadians are pining for one and can't get their hands on it. I recall similar things with the Volt.
We're creating an unbalanced EV market here and I think to some extent it's putting a shunt on real market adoption. There's little reason for the tepid adoption rates of these cars. And I don't buy into the hyperbole about the oil companies putting the hurt on EVs. I know it's out there but I never paid any attention to any of it. I didn't buy it to be a tree-hugger, I bought it because I think it's a really cool car and an enjoyable driving experience.
Anyway, I think it's important to have a realistic grasp on the situation and to stop blowing smoke about "ICE cars will be banned" and other silly headlines. Real change starts with a realistic perception.