Since his first term in office, President Obama has pledged to get 1 million electric cars onto America’s roads by the year 2015. And while that promise has been repeated, it appears all is not going well with the President’s initiative. Despite the promise of “green” transportation – and despite billions of dollars in investment, EVs continue to be plagued by many of the problems that eventually scuttled electrics as far back as the 1910s. Both Toyota and Nisson have cut back on electric vehicle production, and even hybrid car pioneer and “father of the Prius” Takeshi Uchiyamada says, “Because of its shortcomings– the electric vehicle is not a viable replacement for most conventional cars.”

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  • Craig Rucker is a co-founder of CFACT and currently serves as its president.