Many benefits are expected when electric cars are eventually mass produced. The benefits are regularly highlighted worldwide by "green" political parties. What is neglected is the havoc which will be caused by the regular production and development of electric cars !
Every electric car produced and sold logically means one less petrol driven car will be bought ! Will ALL current car producers then have a competitive electric replacement to maintain their own production lines ? Or will they slowly be obliged to close their plants ?
There are Companies which have subsidiary production plants in several overseas countries ! Will these "subs" remain viable and in operation ?
Electric cars need batteries, which will need recharging. Will there be sufficient "recharging points" conveniently available everywhere, just like the petrol stations at present ?
Ultimately, will cars not be developed to have two batteries, one for current driving usage and one for recharging itself while the car is moving ? Is this not THE ultimate future aim ?
Finally, will Governments not lose an important amount of tax at present levied on Petrol for cars ? Could they impose an equally heavy level of tax on Electric cars ?
Could there also not be havoc in the area of "Unemployment" ? Already Governments seek to reduce their overhead costs, but will they now also plan for the foregoing problems ? Probably not !
They will leave that for their elected "successors" in the late 2020's !
Furthermore, Totalitarian Countries are perhaps better placed for long term planning. They have fewer election problems.