Does the embodied energy of an electric car make its purchase worthwhile, as opposed to diesel ?
Also, do people realise that most people use brown coal fired power to run these electric cars? Green energy on a commercial scale is to expensive at the moment.
I would just like to add I drive a 1.6L Diesel which can drive from Brisbane to Sydney on one tank of fuel
It is TOO expensive, not TO expensive. ... ... ... ... ... ...
Green energy is not too expensive (depending upon where you live) that is a complete and utter fallacy. There are a number of places in the US and countries across the globe where renewable energy is already at grid-parity (april 2011). While this is clearly an excellent topic for a hub, as a simple case in point Hawaii has reached grid-parity.
Personally, I believe that electric cars aren't the answer to having a fuel efficient vehicle. They are quite a bit more expensive than gasoline or diesel. I believe the car of the future is compressed natural gas. Natural gas is very clean burning and is much less expensive than diesel and gasoline. Check out http://www.naturalgas-cars.com/ and http://www.naturalgas-vehicles.com/
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