The City of Cincinnati is allowing all electric cars to park for free in city owned lots and on street. It is to prove the city’s commitment to being a “green” municipality.
There is just one problem. There are only eight all electric cars in the Cincinnati area.
Questions to ask the local city dads and moms could be something like:
- Why do this if it will make no difference (less than one percent of the cars in the US are all electric?
- Isn’t it unenforceable? In off street locations, couldn’t an attendant simply ring up an electric car when there was none, and pocket the money? On street, if an enforcement officer wanted to give a car a “pass” couldn’t they just ring them up as “electric?”
- When the populace stops laughing at giving free parking to eight cars, won’t they begin to wonder at the sanity of the people who thought this all up?
- Is it not the case that the carbon footprint, counting the manufacturing and disposal of the batteries and the charging required including the infrastructure, actually greater than a small gas powered vehicle?
You get the idea.