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To: PJ-Comix

Batteries need to get better and cheaper.

Then it will be a viable alternative.


14 posted on 02/04/2013 2:32:59 PM PST by toast
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To: toast

True. And I think its premature to write off the electric vehicle. Its just a matter of time before technology catches up to make battery only cars a real alternative.

But - in no way should Obastid or other governmental morons finance and subsidize this industry.


16 posted on 02/04/2013 2:37:57 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: toast
Batteries need to get better and cheaper.

Sure, but gasoline is still a better and cheaper alternative. Always will be. The only successful places for electric vehicles are golf courses, Costco warehouses (electric forklifts), and amusement parks (bumper cars). Anywhere else, you're burning oil, coal, or natural gas to create the electricity to charge the batteries and it would simply make more sense just to burn gasoline.

48 posted on 02/04/2013 4:40:56 PM PST by roadcat
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To: toast

Batteries need to get better and cheaper.

Then it will be a viable alternative.


At the start of the electric car craze, a friend opined that “We need to put everything into electric cars because we’re on the cutting edge of a big energy storage break through!”

I asked if we really wanted to “bet the farm” against technology that does not exist.


49 posted on 02/04/2013 4:45:17 PM PST by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Why do you need a fire extinguisher when you can call the fire department?)
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