The Electric-Vehicle Campaign Comes to Minnesota

A Tesla Model S electric vehicle drives along a row of occupied superchargers at Tesla’s primary vehicle factory in Fremont, Calif., May 12, 2020. (Stephen Lam/Reuters)
Consumers don't want electric vehicles, but that won't stop bureaucrats from pushing them onto the public.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE E lectric vehicles are all the rage, in particular among public officials who do not have to face voters. Not so much among consumers, who know their individual needs and strive to make purchase decisions that satisfy them. These realities explain why the proponents of policies forcing ever more EVs upon the market prefer to implement such requirements in ways insulated from democratic accountability.

That is an accurate summary of the current political campaign in Minnesota to expand by regulatory fiat the market for EVs, by requiring that auto dealers in the state sell a certain number of them or face a

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