Electric car blues 

Electric cars will never be clean energy, and probably will take much longer and much more government intervention to catch on. Here’s why. 

My editor tactfully suggested that every time I review an electric car, instead of taking up a third of my available space explaining why they will never fulfil more than a small fraction of our personal transportation needs, I should summarize the facts into a separate column to which I can then refer readers who want to know the truth.