Chevy Volt
Chevy Volt
Conservatives are incredibly vested in seeing electric cars fail. Obviously, they oppose anything that cleans up the environment. But they have a special place of hatred for electric vehicles, a feeling that Fox Business was happy to promote with this "Don't buy an electric car" laugher. Ready for this tour de force of an argument?
It’s not a piece of fruit. My wife buys organic chicken, eggs, vegetables, and fruit even though they’re way more expensive. It’s better for our health and the animals and farmers. I get that. But a car is the most expensive thing you own that depreciates – a lot.
If it was a piece of fruit ... then you could eat it. So don't buy it! With that kind of kickoff, you just know the rest of his arguments are going to be full of awesome, all of them below the fold!

The car I want to drive doesn’t come in electric. There are two kinds of people in this world: car people and everyone else. I am a car person. I’m very particular about how I get from point A to point B. I have no idea why [...]
Don't buy an electric car because the car he wants isn't available in electric. And make sure you check with him before you buy anything else too, because it's all about him.
It isn’t cost effective. I spent my career in the high-tech industry. When I tell you that it’s smart to be a late adopter of anything new, especially technology, you should listen [...] Let rich people like rock stars and actors buy Teslas and Volts. They’re not for you.
Don't buy electric because he was in high tech and wants another car. Oh, and a car isn't fruit.
It’s different. We bought the Honda Civic Hybrid because it looked just like a regular Civic. We embrace that philosophy [...]
Oh, and don't buy electric because he likes regular Civics.
You have to plug it in.
Isn't that the point?
The whole government subsidy thing. I bought a solar array. It was government subsidized. Do I think it should have been? No. But for our needs, solar power made fiscal sense. I’m not going to cut off my nose to spite my face. Do I think the U.S. government should subsidize specific companies like Solyndra and Fisker? No. That’s just plain idiotic [...]
In other words, because Obama.  
Who says electric power is clean? When China has electric cars, they will be powered by electricity from coal plants that pollute the atmosphere, big-time.
Also don't buy an electric car because China.
I don’t like dumb fads. I guess the bottom line is that I don’t like the color green for the sake of being green [...]
And don't buy an electric car because he thinks green is dumb.

So to summarize, don't buy an electric car because it's not a fruit, he wants something else, and he likes something else.


Originally posted to kos on Thu May 16, 2013 at 01:09 PM PDT.

Also republished by Daily Kos.

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