Do you think electric cars will become the norm for people to buy in the near future.
Coal powered cars are a joke. Electricity comes from coal power. Oil is still the only way to go in the next several decades.
I'm not sure if electric cars will become the norm in the near future, but it they will certainly become more popular. I wouldn't hesitate to get one when we can afford one, the only thing I would worry about living here is that there are no garages that would be able to deal with a problem on an electric car and no quick charge points at the garages.
One day for sure, but soon? I'm not so sure,.
If they figure out how to make the battery last longer than 70 miles then yes. I have a hybrid and would get an electric vehicle but drive way too much and don't want to take the risk of running out of power.
I think it will be a long time before electric cars become the norm, if ever. Right now the technology just isn't there. They don't have the range to be practical and the cost is still too high. There's also the problem of the batteries. They won't last the life of the car, so besides the price of the vehicle to begin with, you have to factor in the cost of replacing the batteries periodically.
That said, I think there is a high potential for electric hybrids to take a bigger share of the market in the next few years. They solve some of the problems inherent in the electrics, in that they have unlimited range, they greatly increase the mpg and cost is more inline with conventional technology cars. They also don't have as many batteries to worry about.
It will be interesting to see if they can make all electric cars more practical in the next decade. I don't really see it happening though.
I think we should have nuclear powered cars.
It could be a problem if there are ever any collisions on the road though. We'd be paying an arm and a leg for insurance -- pardon the intended pun.
by Cassie Smith 7 years ago
You have to laugh. You've got our president pushing electric cars and here come's a TIME article siting a new study in Environmental Science & Technology saying that those electric cars aren't so clean after all. Apparently when they looked at the use of electric cars in China, the...
by phion 7 years ago
If people wanted to buy electric cars do you think they would without government subsidies?
by Stephanie Hicks 7 years ago
How expensive will gas have to get before we accept electric cars?At what point will the public decide gasoline is too expensive and decide to switch to electric cars? What is stopping more people from making a switch now?
by Wes Lambert 6 years ago
What if any is the reason that you feel electric cars are impractical?With the exception of the Tesla Model S, most electric cars have a very limited range. They take longer to refuel (charge) and tend to be quite costly to purchase (compared to an equivalent-sized gas-powered car).
by Wes Lambert 6 years ago
If electric cars had the same range and price as gas cars, would you buy one?I still want an electric SUV or Truck, but if I had the cash, I would definitely get electric
by NickBizzar 8 years ago
Are we ready for electric cars?I think it's great that we're finding alternatives for fuel, but it seems like the electric cars that are on the market (or very soon to be) aren't very practical. For example, the short distances, the charging time, and the cost.Tell me what you think!
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