quote: “Ford’s battery technology is so strong, the odds of experiencing an issue with one of our hybrid battery cells is around 8.5 million to 1 – about the same odds as a person being struck by lightning twice,” said Chuck Gray, chief engineer, Global Core Engineering, Hybrid and Electric Vehicles
quote: The electric motors are another great story,” Gray said. “With nearly 190,000 produced, we have zero motor failures.”
quote: We should develop thorium reactors, build lots of them and stop depending on imported fossil fuels to generate our electricity.
quote: But I'd point out the biggest problem with hybrids and EVs appears to be battery tech. We use and have huge incentives to increase battery life in all sorts of consumer devices that receive no subsidy at all, like laptops and cell phones.