Saturday, July 31, 2010
Obama was back in Michigan recently published a work, make sure the batteries for the Volt, the plug-in hybrid electric cars, General Motors of the next government property. The Energy Department has paid half of the plant cost 300 million U.S. dollars to boost a program fund of U.S. $ 2.4 billion subsidy vehicle technologies in the President's plan, the economy. The government says it is a smart bet on the future of the green economy. Skeptics say that global production capacity and advanced batteries to demand overtake quickly.
Roland Berger Strategy Consultants offers a job-destruction massive consolidation in five years.
We have a problem: to operate for the near future, electric powered cars too expensive
for all but the high-income Americans. The only way to sell even the richest, is a large federal grant.The average new electric powered cars for $ 28,350 sold in 2008, according to the
Association of Automobile Dealers.
GM has announced that the plug-in Volt, however, will cost $ 41,000. Nissan all-electric cars from the road is estimated at about $ 33,000. (can the two vehicles are smaller and because they take hours to recharge, less versatile, cost the same price as gasoline cars.) Tesla Roadster more than $ 100,000,although the company building a $ 57,000 sedan is being committed. The business model in advanced vehicle makes sense only because of $ 7,500 for each vehicle federal tax credit for first 200,000 buyers of every model.
Even then, the gas savings or the rising cost of owning a electric powered cars with electric motors less consumption tax rise in fuel prices or peak resembled the long term. (Trade Act and the PACS could have changed the calculus, but it died in Congress.) Electric Cars also a house in the cradle, cost several thousand more, as the Federal tax credits.
Common sense suggests that buyers are likely consumers of luxury cars with gasoline and
heavy are living in a house with an outlet in the garage - and can afford a green experience. Deloitte Consulting interviews with industry experts and potential buyers from the year 2000 show that early adopters , especially from households with incomes over $ 200,000 per year.
To be sure, the Obama administration, that public services such as mobile phones, before they quickly move into the market as ramps and reduce production costs. The central point of the U.S. investment and subsidies for the purchase is to accelerate this process. Deloitte but it suggests that even with government help, the electric car a decade of demographic, therefore only 1.3 million potential buyers, that $ 114 000 households to cover a year later. With sales of 465 000 in 2020, the achievement of profitability and efficiency of the production will be a challenge, said Deloitte.
In a country with over 250 million cars, half a million new electric cars one years barely a dent in dependence on foreign oil and carbon dioxide emissions. And these modest savings will come at the expense of the redistribution of income with the support of the federal government - at the top.