“the Trumpinistas have done it. Not only will the EPA — now headed by Andrew Wheeler, former chief lobbyist for Murray Coal Company — roll back the fuel economy standards put in place with the consent of the auto manufacturers during the Obama administration, it will also revoke the waiver California has enjoyed since the Clean Air Act was passed in 1970.”
See Manufacturers Cheer Insane EPA Decision To Revoke California Waiver. Will Trump Kill The Electric Car — Again?No, Trump won’t kill the EV. Yes, auto-makers who cheered Trump on will rue the day they ceded the market for EVs to foreigners and startups. Let me predict some stuff:
- If the big auto-makers don’t think they have to compete with EVs, has anyone told the EV-makers? Nope. The auto-makers will cling to the gas-guzzlers during the Trump regime just as they did in the V-8 era. Remember how that turned out?
- EVs will continue to gain sales in the double-digits annually and in two or three years will be eating the lunch of the big auto-makers who asked Trump to roll back the tide. King Canute new. Will Trump and the auto-makers ever “get it”? Not likely. Stupid.
- In November 2018, the GOP will lose the youth-vote, the environmentally-aware vote, the women/givers of life vote, and the fiscally sound vote. They will lose the House for sure and have a good shot at losing the Senate. In 2019 Trump will be impeached before he can do more harm. In 2020, the GOP will lose the White House. Hell will freeze over before another GOP nominee gets to SCOTUS. All is not lost.
- Eventually, the global-warming deniers and Trumpists and Tea Party and racist bigots and short-sighted politicians will all fade away, leaving a new age of enlightenment in USA and the world. It can’t happen too soon.