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jamest wrote:I love it when politicians mandate the mass implementation of technology that doesn't exist...
cipi604 wrote:Yeah sure thing, but remember for 1 new electric car , we build 70 based on diesel/gas/gasoline. So it's just a drop in the ocean, too late. Listen to Hirsch and just let it go.
Quebec has a lot of hidro-energy available, here it could work IF we have a technology for batteries that is cheap and that doesn't pollute. We don't have that, lithium is not enough on this planet, titanium the same, and so on...
You'll have to think further than having a car... think at the idea that nobody cares about cars if they starve to death.
I appreciate your enthusiasm, but can you show me an error in my arithmetic, estimating that putting 3 million ev's with current battery technology on the road would reduce the U.S. oil consumption by only 0.2%?
As you said, if one wishes to go further than 100-150km., an ev is not suitable. Therein lies the problem.
As you said, a lot of this has to do with differences in driving between the U.S. and Europe. The population density in the U.S. is far lower, and the distances are far greater.
I'm all for ev's, and I would love to own one, but at the current state of technology they are simply not practical for the great majority of applications, particularly in North America.
Same here.jamest wrote:I'm all for ev's, and I would love to own one, but at the current state of technology they are simply not practical for the great majority of applications, particularly in North America.
Revi wrote:Electric cars exist. I drove mine around this week.
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