An Answer to a Question Americans didn't ask


In Europe, demand for electric cars is through the roof because fuel is sometimes as high as $10 a gallon. But in the U.S. many drivers have "range anxiety" about purely electric cars and not many of us want one.

KTRH Car Pro Jerry Reynolds says most Americans are not ready to switch.

"Range is the big thing; how far will it go before I have to stop and charge it up and how long is that going to take and how far away are the chargers?"

Reynolds says companies like Tesla are struggling.

"Tesla -- they've been in business 13 years and have not made a penny and are burning through cash like crazy."

Reynolds suspects Tesla may wind up primarily a battery manufacturer.

Reynolds says Americans just don't have the need for electric cars.

"They represent less than one percent of sales and it takes a $7,500 federal tax credit to get it up that high; we're a long way from needing more electric cars."

But some experts say there'll be 136 electric models for sale in the U.S. by 2023.


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