EV’s are still pop items for well-to-do show-offs. They use the lavish subsidies governments shower them with if they buy one of those fancy cars in order to show their kin that they can be cool too. But that’s not really a strong feeling as it seems as EV sales drop off a cliff as soon as governments cut subsidies. Because those buggers are still very expensive for the little they can do. It’s a nice toy if you can afford a secondary car on ICE – just to be on the safe side. But if that is not an option, going fully EV is a risk. And finance ministers need the cash from cars so besides cutting down on subsidies, they will have to start taxing those beasts one day as well. EV’s may well go out of fashion before they have even made an impact.
These days, when a major automaker unveils an electric car it gets a lot of press. That’s because electric cars are cool, special and futuristic. Someday, though, electric cars will just be cars.