At present I believe gas-run cars are still more efficient as many electric cars still only go about 70 miles between battery recharges and it takes up to 10 hours to recharge a battery completely. That said, some people do say that an electric car is a feasible option if you only ever drive for short bursts within a city.
If/when one expands his analysis to the production, use and discarding of an automobile, there is no way that electric (motor) powered cars should ever show up in the mix.....
1. They are expensive and resource-expensive to make....
2. Electricity is not a cheap source of "fuel"... if you follow that charge electricity back to the power plant... AND take in to account that one must - necessarily - tote around 400-500 pounds of "battery".....
3. When its life is done, these cars - with their batteries - will be recycle/discard nightmares.....
We'll be wise to continue to use automobiles with engines in them to move around....
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 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 Arthur Russ 5 months ago
Why Are so Many Americans in Denial of Human’s Contribution to Climate Change, and the Harm its Doing to the Planet?The evidence is so clear, just to name a few:-• The correlation between the burning of fossil fuel since the start of the Industrial Revolution and the increase in Carbon...
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 Brian Slater 7 years ago
Do you think electric cars will become the norm for people to buy in the near future.
by phion 7 years ago
If people wanted to buy electric cars do you think they would without government subsidies?
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