“Last year, AAA began asking Americans if they planned to buy an electric car. 15% said yes. AAA plans to ask the same question every year and track the results — at least until electric cars become the norm. This year, 20% of Americans said they are considering an electric car for their next vehicle purchase.
For statisticians, that is a 33% increase, which indicates the J Curve has ended and the S Curve has begun. For the rest of us, it simply means that attitudes are changing, more people are aware that electric cars exist, and the electric car revolution is moving forward more or less on schedule. It also gives the lie to the oft repeated auto industry claims that “nobody wants to buy an electric car.””
See AAA Survey Finds 20% Of Americans Plan To Buy An Electric CarBasically, not everyone is an idiot. People can compare the purchase price, $cost/km and cost of changing oil and wornout moving parts and rationally decide that an EV is the way to go. Today. Not next decade. The EV is happening. If you won’t whole-heartedly make and deliver EVs get out of the way for someone else, like Electra Meccanica, for instance.
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My first use of GNU/Linux in 2001 was so remarkably better than what I had been using, I feel it is important work to share GNU/Linux with the world. I have been blessed by working in schools where students and school systems have benefited by good, modular software easily installed in most systems.
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