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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Whether the technology itself is a loser or consumers are merely slow to adapt to new things, car buyers so far haven’t embraced electric vehicles in numbers close to Obama’s goal.

Sorry Obama and you Green losers but the laws of thermodynamics say that electric cars will always be inferior to internal combustion engine powered cars.

The laws of nature say that each conversion of energy will have inherent losses of energy to heat or light (some form of wasted energy).

In an internal combustion engines stored chemical energy is converted to heat through combustion and then to mechanical energy.

In electric cars chemical or nuclear energy is changed in to mechanical energy, then to electrical energy, then to stored chemical energy in a battery, then that stored chemical energy is changed to mechanical energy by the cars electric motors.

As can be seen in my simplified description of the processes of changes in energy required to make our preferred modes of transportation possible the electric car is at a distinct disadvantage in the number of changes in energy forms required to make the final rotation of mechanical parts to make the car move.

Even drastic improvements in battery technology can ever overcome the basic laws of thermodynamic losses.

Political meddling is the only thing that can make electric cars a success.

4 posted on 10/17/2012 2:43:30 AM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: Pontiac
"electric cars will always be inferior to internal combustion engine powered cars."

You are correct. Electrical autos are not the answer to replace what we have today. Oh they might be good for tooling around town. Take a cross country trip? Nope takes too long to fill up.
Anytime government sticks it's nose in something it waste $$ and very little else.
The answer is Natural gas. That is after we use up all the oil. Jimmah Kartah said over 30 years ago we only had about 10 years supply left.
Jimmah was as dumb as ZERO.

5 posted on 10/17/2012 2:56:22 AM PDT by DeaconRed (ZERO & JOE think our countries situation is funny. It is NOT Funny. . . .)
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To: Pontiac; DeaconRed
Political meddling is the only thing that can make electric cars a success.

Burdensome regulations, higher energy prices and restricted national energy independence = Obama's de-develop America energy "plan."

6 posted on 10/17/2012 3:01:40 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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