Writing in the journal IEEE Spectrum, researcher Ozzie Zehner says electric cars lead to hidden environmental and health damages and are likely more harmful than gasoline cars and other transportation options. Electric cars merely shift negative impacts from one place to another, he wrote, and “most electric-car assessments analyze only the charging of the car. This is an important factor indeed. But a more rigorous analysis would consider the environmental impacts over the vehicle’s entire life cycle, from its construction through its operation and on to its eventual retirement at the junkyard.”

You mean, Americans didn’t settle on petroleum-fueled automobiles because we’re “addicted to oil” and “hate Mother Earth”?

Government has made its choice, though: the popular, safe, fireproof, and efficient Chevy Volt!