It certainly wouldn't be the first time that companies have made this sort of colossal misjudgment. It wouldn't even be the first time an auto company has done so. (Remember the Edsel)? March and April sales volumes should be telling: gas prices are high, and the Leaf is supposed to hit 4,000 production units this month. If volumes remain low, we may be looking at green elephants.
Ah, conservatives. McArdle sneers at electric cars because they are green and therefore liberal. But if the cars become hip, McArdle will probably camp out in the street overnight or fly out of state to get one.