Revi wrote:I don't think full sized electric cars are going to be the solution. I think small electric vehicles and living in town is the way to go.
Could be. But that is okay. Monster trucks are no more the problem than econo-boxes, both are just different versions of the same thing, used for different purposes. I could use a little 30mph local electric, and I know some people could use a full sized, full speed, range extended Volt.
revi wrote: NEV's cost about $1500 a year at most. What do you think people will end up with?
Whatever best suits their needs, and they can afford? If they wanted a little runabout, which I could certainly use, they get a small one. If they want more range and power and speed, they get a big one. Just like people choose among monster trucks and econoboxes. It just happens that the big versions are coming out first, although you could argue that electric bikes and scooters are the current "small" version of full sized electric cars.
revi wrote:Most people think we have to use 4000 pounds of steel to get a gallon of milk, but we use our 1000 pound electric car and get the same thing
Revi, you ROCK. Early adopters building their own solutions are the kind of people who will make peak oil one of those things people laugh over as they EV off to work 30 years from now. "Oil? Whats that? Oh yeah, now I remember! That stinky, smelly stuff we used to burn in our cars, resulting in bad emissions, noise, our hands stank after we filled them up, boy were our parents silly. Good thing we don't have to do that any more!"