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Well on two electric cars Uncle Sam is back to doing what it does best.
Wasting taxpayer dollars over a 130 million granted to California to a California company to build a network of electric car chargers.
In major cities chargers our next guest says may not even work for electric cars.
Joining me now Paul Chester associate fellow for the national legal and policy center what are you talking about these charge -- won't even work.
Well depends on what kind of car you have scary there's three different technologies.
Out there -- the Japanese.
Which this particular boondoggle happens to work with there is another one that that -- Mostly -- US and European companies adopted and then there's.
Another one that Tesla.
Which is it created a and an expensive electric vehicle they have their own technology so this three different -- charge.
Technologies out there and -- not quite compatible yet.
Well -- I don't understand so if I have an electric car right.
Now I have to search for the right charging station I can't just go to any station.
You've got to find one that -- if you've got a Nissan -- you -- you find a Japanese technology which this company technicalities deploying.
You know this what does back a couple of years it was kind -- beta Max vs VHS technology and is going to be a battle and one of them is gonna win.
But you know we're all subsidizing it as taxpayers and we're gonna do want to pay the price to retrofit the charges if they keep them if it doesn't just totally out on its own -- Let's talk about the old technology for just -- second.
I go to a gas station.
I go to any gas station it doesn't matter what gas station I go to likely the only difference I'm gonna find is the price might brand.
It works all over the country how and -- only attack are we gonna have all these charging stations it just seems like an untenable process.
Well you know -- President Obama when he proposed a stimulus said he wanted to million electric vehicles on the road by 2015 and we're not -- come anywhere close to that but part of that project meant that you he had to -- The cars we had to subsidize the cars so people buy them -- to subsidize the batteries.
Because they're so -- we had to subsidize the chargers and this is the charger component.
And what the -- -- of this project that the inspector general criticized so heavily was -- let's replicate.
As much as we can putting the chargers out there to the the degree that.
Gas stations are out there space and no more than talk ten miles apart and see how people use and they wanted to test how people use them.
Oh but not not enough people adopted electric vehicles not enough people were using them so these things -- good being -- -- these charges that they put out the taxpayers pay for.
-- you know it's 66 to seven he sat -- 5% -- chargers were highly.
Leo well well this just the way it works you know when you subsidize this outbreak if you don't let the private sector take it over Paul thanks for coming on -- how -- -- -- thank you.
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