Not really. Read a few more threads here in the Energy Technology forum and you will learn a lot about what is going on. There are numerous solutions that are feasible.
Oh yea. We've been on the verge of some new breakthrough with energy & cars for about 60 years. Empty promises for techno futurism gets doled out over and over again. And yet when shit like nuclear fission "too cheap to meter" or corn ethanol that is suppose to break foreign oil dependence, or supersonic jet travel for the masses, or flying cars, or nuclear fusion, or whatever the hype of the day ends up like farts in the wind, those very promises end up forgotten. FORGOTTEN! Just go thru a stack of old Popular Mechanics to see it for yourself. Oh but the DriveElectric guy wants us to trust that his techno hype will come for real this time. He's got the research in a lab somewhere to prove it!
Its interesting that today we are no longer promised flying cars. Now it's teeney-weeney electric cars that will keep the same game going (if we are lucky). Looks like we've passed some peaks along time ago. What's next Mr DriveElectric? Electric motorscooters?
Google the following words: PHEV, Vectrix, biodiesel, cellulose ethanol.
Google these following words DriveElectric: Pemintel, EROIE, "Agricultural oil dependence", Soil degradation, water scarcity
Personally, I don't think it is fun to be crammed into a city with 7 million people, high crime, etc. The higher the population density is, the higher the crime rate. That lifestyle just sucks.
I'd rather have my Vectrix electric scooter and live in the suburbs.
What? No electric pogo sticks?
If a 200 mpg car is developed, then biofuels easily meet our fuel demands. It has been estimated by that biofuels can meet only about 1/3 of our current fuel demand. That is often cited as the reason why biofuels are not a silver bullet. But with 200 mpg, that is an increase of approx 8x. Oops. I guess biofuels can get the job done.
And as far as electric cars, well electricity has to come from somewhere. If people were to plug in their cars tomorrow then blackouts would be common or coal smoke would have to darken the sky.
Move to Los Angles and enjoy your new urbanism lifestyle. Try Compton. I hear the schools are good there and great neighbors.
Your one of those Randal O'toole shills disguised as a environmentalist? How is that dickhead O'toole, anyway. Too bad I embarrassed him on his preservingtheamericandream list when I caught him in a lie. He stopped replying to me and then they kicked me off that list.
I hate the suburban lifestyle with a passion. It's full of fat, ugly, angry and boring people who hate their lives but are too stupid to know why.
Speaking of Suburbia and LA, I left shitty-ass suburban Detroit and now live an awesome urban car-free life in Santa Monica Caly. The women here are gorgeous unlike those fat dogs in Detroit. Not problem with crime though and no time stuck in traffic.
Now, DriveElectric, I will end this post so you can go back to your exciting evening of Fox News TV watching and internet porn masturbation. I know that is the past time of boring, ugly, filthy, rotten suburbia.