A powerful group's agenda against independence and freedom in the name of "we know best, you need us to look after you." Now in regards to electric cars (the above goes into everything from food labels to showers you have to runaround in to get wet):Oh, I'm open. Please tell me why we're giving subsidies to people to buy an e-car?
Electric cars have existed for a long time. People have always voted with their wallet for what they buy and it wasn't / still isn't electric. "They" know that we are not dumb enough to buy in masses an electric car with a range less than a 100 year old model T ford (approximately 170-200 miles)...(that doesn't cost more than the median annual salary--Tesla). So...
The subsidy is supposed to sweeten the deal and draw consumers in. Not all at once, but enough to give the e-car a market presence for the next step. Which is: the switch to self driving. This will be "needed" because electrics will have so much weight reduction they are not safe with evil fossil ogre-mobiles... soon our children or grandchildren will grow up and say "my dad / granddad used to be able to drive himself!!"
When we are riding around in community shared / self driving plastic bubbles, we will be able to reflect on the times when we had something: a romance of the automobile and more independence.
It ok if you don't believe this. Just wait and see.