These days, yes. Many thing have caused U.S made cars to be the way they are now. Their inefficiency in the 70's during the various oil embargoes caused them to be replaced by small japanese cars. Obviously, american vehicles were not prepared for this. Coming to the 2000's, very little work was being done to create a good quality product, thinking that brand loyalty towards older cars would soon cause people to return. That never happened, and the many Chevy's and Chrysler's rotted, until getting salt poured into their wound. Nevermind, things are slowly improving.
Why do people jump to conclusions so quickly???? Argument 1: Cars are polluting
Answer: Electric vehicles do not pump a bit of Co2
Argument 2: But most electricity is produced by coal plants and the such.
Answer: So why don't we ban tvs, lightbulbs and other major parts of modern day society that we would literally die without?
Argument 3: So uhh, what is so bad about public transport?
Answer: It is highly inefficient for the working class citizen who does not have much time on their hands to get on a bus, wait 10 minutes, get on it, arrive 50 minutes later due to several stops and walk to work taking another 10 minutes, instead of hopping into a car to take 30 minutes straight away.
Argument: Too many people die from car accidents!
Answer: Yes, due to carelessness and often low awareness about the importance of a speed limit and safety tested car. In a country like India, where speed limits are ignored and everyone goes for the car with the biggest touchscreen instead of the most airbags, problems are bound to happen. A choice could be to install an electronic limiter, as cars are so wired up that this might really not be too difficult.
Argument: Congestion will occur!
Answer: Then upgrade public transport so that you can get anywhere anytime without compromise! There is no need to ban cars once people realise how efficient a system of trains and buses like these are in place. A day only has 24 hours after all, none of it can be wasted in today's world.
Answer 2: If cars do get banned, I and hundreds of thousands of other loyal car fanatics will stage a coup to remove whoever decided that banning the lifeblood of our time is a good idea.
If horses where banned in 1810, if steam trains were banned in 1890, if sails were banned in 1772, where would our world be today? Maybe later, preferably after I die so that I do not have to live in such a disgusting world, the world will be ready to move to something else. But not yet...