The Wall Street Journal, in a story about the upcoming electric Ford Focus, says demand for electric cars is "strong."
If that is true, why did the Chevy Volt sell just 125 cars in July?
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While I expect Ford's electric Focus to be a more capable car than the Volt, the fact is that demand for all-electric vehicles is -- at the moment -- anything but "strong." I believe the media frequently engages in wistful thinking when it gets into areas dealing with environmentalism.
That said, I believe there is a future for electric vehicles, especially if they are powered by new generation nuclear power. But, just like all groundbreaking technology, costs will need to come down and performance will need to improve.