Well, they shouldn’t. Scott Rasmussen published a survey a few days ago in which only 29% of Americans supported subsidies for electric cars, which means that the average American is smarter than the Obama administration. There are a number of ideas why subsidizing electric cars, like pretty much every “green” energy scheme, is a bad idea; Michael Ramirez notes just one of them. Where do you suppose all that electricity comes from?
Note, too, that as the Obama administration feverishly tries to put power plants out of business with onerous new regulations, the effect will be to force the cost of driving electric vehicles higher and higher.