of course they did! I mean, you have to be pretty dang naïve to have bought that. I mean, you have seen this dozens of times, so why are you shocked now? DUH!
And … where will the power originate to charge all of those vehicles? Right now, vehicles produce their own power independent of the grid, and the grid is still overextended. If EVs proliferate as a result of these subsidies and we fail to produce the power necessary for them, a lot of those car owners will be stuck in their homes — or paying high prices for charging them, at the very least.