Nothing innocent about that. It appears the goal is to have all of us operating battery powered vehicles. No...they are not electric. Yes, you charge the batteries with electricity. But then the batteries power the vehicle.
How many people use an electric flashlight? Got a long extension cord for that? They are battery powered. Just like the battery powered vehicles.
This is all be design. Just like Dallas has too much ozone. As far as I know, it has not harmed anyone. The speed limit was capped at 55 forever as a result. Now we go 75 mph. And 85 on the expressway. Legally!
The smartest thing Texas could do would be to secede. Then the current administration would beg Texas to produce more oil.
If Texas were independent today would any of us actually vote to join the USA? I doubt it.