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Electric cars are a fraud.

Anyone who buys one in the hopes of helping the environment is a moron.

Where do they think the electric for the car comes from? (Besides the eletric outlet?)

The power comes from coal fired power plants and other fossil fuel generation plants.

These electric cars are less efficient and use more energy than traditional vehicles.

These electric cars also cause huge damage to the natural environment in the toxic mining for the rare metal for their batteries.

Lastly, without untold hundreds of billions for new power grids and power plants, exactly how are these new electric cars supposed to be charged with our current infrastructure?


18 posted on 10/19/2010 7:42:10 AM PDT by WaterBoard
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To: WaterBoard

The idea is that people will be charging them mostly at night thus negating the strain on our existing infrastructure. That is the idea anyway.


20 posted on 10/19/2010 7:46:17 AM PDT by BBell
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To me the only electric car worth buying is one that can be charged solely for free, either its by solar cells on board or through a landline or it has some form of fuel cell that converts water to hydrogen and then to electrical.

I have no problem with an electric vehicle, the problem is that its like becoming a heroin addict, you will be forced to keep up the habit of battery replacement and electrical usage, you become a slave to its needs.

There are ways to get free electricity with proper planning and some investment.

Ultimately I think electric cars will be disposable vehicles, nobody will buy one for its classic value, and its options later in life may be limited to just what a person is willing to do to keep it on the road, I have several old power tools that are nearly useless now because their battery packs are now obsolete, the same will happen in a few years with these cars.


23 posted on 10/19/2010 7:51:09 AM PDT by Eye of Unk (If your enemy is quick to anger, seek to irritate him. Sun Tzu, The Art of War.)
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To: WaterBoard

only about 50% of the US juice is from coal
so a lot of places will charge with hydro, nat gas, or nuke juice

(not that I’m advocating this but wanted to correct the point)


34 posted on 10/19/2010 8:23:44 AM PDT by nascarnation
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Electric cars are gay.


51 posted on 10/19/2010 2:05:34 PM PDT by dfwgator (Rangers leading the ALCS 2 games to 1)
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