Auto enthusiast Eric Peters comes down very hard, not for the first time, on Tesla and electric cars generally.
If it is, then electric cars aren’t “zero” emissions. Not if they’re driven, at any rate. In order to move, they consume electrical power generated by the burning of natural gas and oil and coal — which produces plenty of carbon dioxide “emissions.”
But the fatuity of the “zero emissions” fatwa doesn’t change its power — the distortionary effect it is having on the car industry generally — which is being forced to build lots of electric cars to “achieve compliance.”
Cars for which there is no market.
Or rather, cars for which there aren’t buyers.