You’ve gotta give Biden credit. When it comes to paying his donors, he doesn’t give up.
The billions for electric chargers were in his pork infrastructure bill which had far more to do with sending money to his Big Green donors than infrastructure. Now Tesla owners everywhere will, one day, be able to join free electric car chargers while the national debt passes $30 trillion.
Seniors worried that hospital reimbursements have a few years to go before they hit the wall? Biden doesn’t care. Electric car chargers for the rich? Sold.
The Biden administration this week rolled out a plan to allocate $5 billion to states to fund electric vehicle chargers over five years, as part of the bipartisan infrastructure package that includes $7.5 billion to build a sprawling network of EV charging stations across the country.
$7.5 billion. This is actual class warfare at a time when middle-class and working-class people have trouble buying cars or even paying for gas.
“We’re not going to go electric fast enough if we don’t have the ability to eliminate range anxiety for people and to be able to have them plug in wherever they live, wherever they work, wherever they want to head,” Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm said during a speech in Washington, D.C., on Thursday.
Range anxiety? We’re spending billions to provide therapy for EV owners while everyone else suffers.
Remember the Occupy Wall Street’s 1% routine. It’s here. Literally.
Electric cars currently are a tiny fraction of the US market — making up about 2.6 percent of sales, or 394,000 vehicles, last year. Another 1.4 percent were hybrids that use both gas and electricity.
That’s sales. Not ownership.
Meanwhile, there’s a reason that Big Green advocates keep touting the overall national percentage. Here’s what happens when we look at states and see that the percentages are highest in California and D.C., but barely there in much of the country.
California racked up 425,300 accounting for 42% of total electric car registrations. In Arkansas, 1,330 electric cars were registered. In Iowa, 2,260, in Kansas, 3,130, in Mississippi, 780, and in Wyoming, 330.
This is really a subsidy for California one percenters.