Ten years ago, the EU government banned incandescent light bulbs, forcing us use compact fluorescent lamps (LEDs weren’t available at the time, but later they became the norm).
If compact fluorescent lamps were really as good as advertised, why did the government need to force them? If they really saved you money, why didn’t people buy them?
The answer is, of course, that they weren’t as good as advertised. They produced worse light, they had toxic contents, and the energy savings plus the alleged longer lifetime did not balance out their increased price (despite the fact they were subsidized).
Unfortunately, this bad history is repeating itself. Governments are banning internal combustion vehicles. If electric cars were that good, we’d adopt them voluntarily.