theodp writes "'You are not alone,' writes Jalopnik's Joel Johnson. 'America hates electric cars.' More from the rant: 'Modern electric cars make about as much sense as rooftop airports. They're fairy tickets to a more-or-less inevitable future that hasn't actually arrived. For most of the American market, the only advantage electric cars offer over gasoline-powered vehicles is the permission to daydream about a time when their decision to drive in the first place doesn't hurt the environment.' Oh, and if you're keeping score, Johnson adds that Americans bought a grand total of just 20,000 electric vehicles in 2011. Non-electric vehicles? Almost 14 million."