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).
In addition to the items of concern that you have already listed I would add a couple. The fact that they are not even more expensive is, at least in part, doe to tax payer subsides. Free-markets, unassociated with the federal government and the use of confiscated funds, is the only way this new technology should more forward. If there is a market for this type of Vehicle, then the market will fuel the growth of the industry. Capitalism is the proper engine not corporatism.
In addition to your comments about the cost of these vehicles and the need for recharging often, is the facts about the electric production. As many in Washington are doing all they can to bankrupt coal and we have not built new nuclear plants in years, it is going to put a strain on the electric grid.
Some countries are giving tax incentives to buy electric cars.
As for the question, I'm not that educated in the subject, but I've always heard about the cost of the battery being too high.
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 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!
by Stacie L 7 years ago
If the govt was so determined to help clean the environment and stop global warming then why don't they give every American driver a voucher for a new or recent electric car?With gas prices climbing and dam ethanol getting worse mileage, I think the citizens can use a real bail out and give ...
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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