M.D. Kittle chooses an interesting metaphor — bloodbath — while panning President Biden’s electric vehicle mandate in a Federalist column.

As spring begins, let us think back to an icy time in January when Tesla owners were stranded because their electric vehicle batteries flatlined in the subzero temps and many charging stations were dead or dying. 

“I’ve been here for over five hours at this point, and I still have not gotten to charge my car,” Tesla driver Brandon Welbourne told CBS Chicago. “A charge that should take 45 minutes is taking two hours.”

Let’s go, Brandon!

Spring forward and the enviro-extremist Biden administration is rolling out stringent tailpipe rules that one government watchdog described as an “electrical vehicle mandate in disguise.” 

In the name of President Joe Biden’s bogus “climate change” agenda, the Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday announced new automobile emissions standards aimed at reducing “fleetwide average carbon emissions” by 56 percent by 2032. Some call the mandate ambitious, others call it insane. Ultimately, it will force many more unpopular and unreliable EVs out on the highways. 

Daren Bakst, director of the Competitive Enterprise Institute’s Center on Energy and Environment, said the emissions standard is “one of the most extreme rules ever finalized by a federal agency.” 

“The EPA’s rule would restrict the ability of Americans to buy gas-powered vehicles, a chilling abuse of power and a wanton disregard for individual freedom,” Bakst said in a statement. “Unhinged from reality, the EPA is ignoring the fact that consumers don’t want to buy electric vehicles at the level the Biden administration envisions.”

But most Americans don’t want an EV. A Yahoo Finance and Ipsos poll conducted a few months before the EV freeze found that 57 percent of respondents said electric vehicles weren’t on their car-buying shopping list. Only 31 percent of respondents said they were likely to buy an EV.