How do you get people to do stuff they don’t want to do?
Offer them enough money to do it. Do I wish I would have bought a lot of Tesla Stock? No doubt. Do I think subsidies are a good idea? No.
I’m sure people are aware that GM is currently pushing Buick dealers to either invest about ~$300K to service their new electric vehicles or lose their franchise. No one knows the local market better than the Dealers, and many are folding their tents instead of going along with GM’s plan. I think the Dealers would love to sell Buick EVs, but they know their customers and the sales are not there.
I’m not sure anyone is worried about who will pick up the pieces, those in government who are convinced they need to push EVs on the public won’t pay. And as we know GM is too big to fail, so they won’t pay.
The public may not understand that it will be them who pays, just add it to the tab.