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The State Of Tennessee Has More Electric Car Charging Stations Than Electric Cars

The State Of Tennessee Has More Electric Car Charging Stations Than Electric Cars

This is the sort of absurd outcome you get when markets are distorted by government subsidies. In Tennessee, the state has more government-subsidized charging stations for electric vehicles than electric vehicles (via Mark Perry): Tennessee Department of Revenue officials estimate that at least 530 electric vehicles have been registered in Tennessee in the past two

Obama Administration Backs Away From Promise For 1 Million Electric Cars On The Road

During his 2011 State of the Union address, President invoked the history of Apollo moon missions in setting a goal to get 1 million electric vehicles on the road by 2015. Now, just two years later, with sales of electric cars limp the Obama administration is backing off that goal: Under a new strategy announced

Auto Markets Trump Government Central Planning

Our federal government has invested a lot of money, and passed a lot of laws, to promote so-called “green” vehicles that run on biofuels or electricity. But, if the Detroit Auto Show is any indication, all that investment hasn’t resulted in those vehicles getting traction in the market: From sport utes to sports cars to

Electric Car Sales Still Anemic Despite Overall Growth In Market

US auto sales hit a five-year high for 2012 (a lot of that has to do with Japanese auto manufacturers getting back in gear after being derailed by earthquakes), but the cars the government most wants Americans to buy still aren’t selling very well. The Chevy Volt is now the best-selling plug-in hybrid car among

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