Government, consumers want lower EV prices, but automakers still pricing high

  • This Aug. 23, 2020 photo shows a long line of unsold 2020 models charge outside a Tesla dealership in Littleton, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

  • A worker inspects a new electric car at a Tesla delivery location and service center Friday, April 2, 2021, in Corte Madera, Calif. Government officials and consumers want to see cheaper electric vehicles, but automakers are launching expensive options as they work to make these types of vehicles affordable down the road. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

  • A 2021 Chevrolet Bolt EV, is displayed with 2020 models at Bill Crispin Chevrolet Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021, in Saline, Mich. Opinion polls show that most Americans would consider an EV if it cost less, there were more charging stations along freeways, and if automakers offered a bigger variety of models. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

  • A Tesla Model Y Long Range is displayed at the Tesla Gallery on Feb. 24, 2021, in Troy, Mich. Opinion polls show that most Americans would consider an EV if it cost less, there were more charging stations along freeways, and if automakers offered a bigger variety of models. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Government officials and consumers want to see cheaper electric vehicles, but automakers are launching expensive options as they work to make these types of vehicles affordable down the road.