Wishful Thinking By Trumpists

“President Trump’s top economic adviser on Monday said the White House wants to end subsidies for electric vehicle purchases, without saying how it would eliminate the incentives that were created by Congress. Larry Kudlow, director of the White House National Economic Council, told reporters that electric car subsidies “will all end in the near future,” adding 2020 or 2021 when asked for a timeline.”
 
See Trump Aide Kudlow Calls for End of Electric Vehicle Subsidies
Chuckle. Congress set up subsidies for EVs years ago and Trumpists want to do away with them. That will be hard with Dems holding the House, the keeper of the purse…

This is yet again an example of the “populist” tyrant, Trump, trying to impose his personal will on the population, despite a 20% and growing share of the population favouring EVs. By 2020, Trump will be out of office and EV-lovers will swamp his supporters by far. Trump should worry about staying out of jail instead of trying to roll back the tide…

Subsidizing EVs is a simple cost-effective way of nudging folks away from fossil-fuels. EVs are sufficiently attractive now that subsidies may be obsolete soon after 2020 but there’s certainly no good reason to slow down the change to driving electrically in the meantime. I will buy my Solo EV without a subsidy as things stand because Canada hasn’t gotten its act together and because its the right thing to do, driving electrically. Others may need a push like a subsidy or war in the Middle East or uncivil war south of the border or…

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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