To dream the unsustainable dream
While Obama dreams of electric cars, reality bites in Spain…
Spain’s plans to have 2,000 electric cars on the road by the end of 2010 have been dealt a blow as figures showed just 16 have been sold… In April, the government said it would invest 590m euros ($775m; £490m) in the production of electric cars.
And in Britain…
Sales of electric cars have fallen by more than half this year, according to figures released two days after the Government’s climate change advisory body predicted a huge increase. Only 156 electric cars were sold from January to October, compared with 374 for the same period last year. [Hat tip Andrew Bolt.]
Moral of the story? “Sustainable” is just another euphemism for unrealistic, unprofitable, and unaffordable. Which means “sustainable” really means unsustainable.