We’ve reported before how shameful and dumb it is that the big American auto companies are going green, and they are soon stopping production of gas-fueled cars as they shift to all Electric Vehicles.
HELLO!! Only about six percent of the cars sold in America today are EVs and polls show about half of Americans don’t want them. But Ford and GM are listening to the Sierra Club and not their customers. This is going to flop, much like when Ford tried to get Americans to buy the Edsel. (For youngsters, that was the 1950s car that nobody wanted.)
But at least someone gets it. Akio Toyoda, the president and grandson of the founder of the giant Japanese car company, is going to buck the trend.
“People involved in the auto industry are largely a silent majority. That silent majority is wondering whether EVs are really OK to have as a single option. But they think it’s the trend so they can’t speak out loudly,” he told reporters.
“I believe we need to be realistic about when society will be able to fully adopt Battery Electric Vehicles…. And frankly, EVs are not the only way to achieve the world’s carbon neutrality goals.”
Sad that the Japanese understand American car buyers better than the execs in Detroit. So much for “buying American.”