15,000 production for the year is great and all....Not at the current moment no, but Fiskar is scaling up to 15,000 for its Karma and I believe the roadster is going well beyond that as well.
That's 2,000 less than Ford Fusions sold in July of 2010.
Its still miniscule and doesn't really show that the fact there's "back orders" necessarily shows that by and large people, in a general societal sense, would buy it.
Yes, its irrelevant with regards to his hyperbolic taken to the extreme argument. For what the basis of his argument is, it doesn't disprove the notion. The tax credit currently on hybrids and electrics shortens the gap between hybrids and good fuel economy standard cars, making it more likely for people to buy it. A legitimate argument could be made that there would not be as large scale embracing of hybrids with actual wallets by a significant number of mainstream citizens if not for the reduction in price and the mental influences a seeming "rebate" does to the buying public.Which further proves that the credit is rather irrelevant to people wanting the cars.