“Drive Electric Week” is a feel good exercise for those obsessed with environmental virtue signaling and want to take ratepayers and taxpayers for a ride.
Events on the eve of Drive Electric Week scorched the utopian illusion of “a Prius in every garage.”
On Wednesday, Toyota declared a worldwide recall of 1 million hybrid vehicles over the potential fire risk posed by faulty electrical wiring. And given the fire danger already posed by the lithium-ion batteries that power electric vehicles (EVs), which have been known to ignite—and reignite—at incredibly high temperatures, this recall is no joke.
The recall emphasizes a point often overlooked in the pro-EV hysteria: this is an evolving technology that still has a number of kinks to work out. Under normal circumstances, such safety tweaks would be made over time as market demand increased organically.