Electric Vehicles Aren’t Working Out So Well

For months on end, the American people have gotten an earful about electric vehicles. Biden and his allies insist that it’s only proper for everyone to move away from using gas-fueled vehicles and embrace electric ones.

Supporters of electric vehicles claim these tools are more efficient, better for the environment, and even more economically frugal in the long run.

However, there are some issues with these types of cars. For one thing, America has yet to access en masse the tools to create electric vehicles. China, on the other hand, has no shortage of these components.

Secondly, buying an electric vehicle is far more expensive than the average gas-fueled vehicle. Even if most Americans wanted to ditch their current cars for electric vehicles, the money just isn’t there.

Now, it’s come out that a decent amount of electric vehicles are facing serious charging issues.

Faulty Charging Stations?
According to consumer research firm JD Power, 20% of individuals driving electric vehicles haven’t been able to recharge them at charging stations available to the public. Of course, drivers who aren’t able to charge their electric vehicles won’t be able to transport them.

Of this 20%, the majority claimed that publicly available charging stations either didn’t work or weren’t available for service.

Faulty charging stations are far from an anomaly when it comes to the use of electric vehicles. Even the New York Times recently ran a piece citing malfunctioning charging stations as a “hassle” that’s preventing the widespread use of these vehicles.

This, if nothing else, is motivating many Americans to keep their gas-powered cars that they’ll at least be able to refuel and operate.

Little Help From the Biden Administration
Recently, Joe Biden approved billions in spending to get 500,000 new charging stations set up throughout America before 2030.

However, the problems with electric vehicles extend beyond just a lack of charging stations. The locations of these charging stations make a huge difference as well and will impact Americans’ ability to realistically access them.

Interestingly enough, JD Power didn’t explain what’s causing the current supply of charging stations to run into problems. Until this issue is resolved, it won’t matter whether America has 500,000 or five million electric vehicle charging stations.