By DEL. RIP SULLIVAN and DEL. LAMONT BAGBY
To hear Gov. Glenn Youngkin (“ludicrous”) or House Speaker Todd Gilbert, R-Shenandoah, (“dumb, dangerous and expensive”) on the subject of electric vehicles, you’d conclude EVs represent a terrible threat to Virginians.
But you — like they — would be wrong.
The automotive industry is quickly going electric and the reason is simple: EVs are undeniably superior to gas-powered ones. They are more efficient, deliver better driving performance, and require far less money to power and maintain than vehicles with internal combustion engines.
As the upfront cost of EVs continues to fall over the next few years, consumers will soon see gas-powered vehicles as relics of the past. As with the transition from horses to cars, candles to light bulbs, or landlines to smartphones, people will eagerly upgrade from old technology to new once they see the benefits.