Source: Automotive News
quote: IMHO the biggest refutation of EV economics is that Europe has had gas/diesel prices equivalent to $5-$12 per gallon for decades. Yet it was not enough to spur the development of EVs. Instead the industry migrated towards smaller cars and ultra-efficient diesels.
quote: But the way the European market has developed really makes me think those optimistic about EVs are glossing over many fundamental aspects of people's commuting habits and vehicle use patterns which are incompatible with current EV technology.
quote: I was thinking of diesel in terms of bio-diesel which in theory "nullifies" most of the pollution as it's simply being recycled
quote: To be correct you would have to note that Obama's strategy is:All of the above.
quote: Instead you use GMO algae to directly produce fuel. If you use the internets you can find the articles on this site that describe the Navy pilot program that already runs a couple of ships on such bio fuels.
quote: To be correct you would have to note that Obama's strategy is: All of the above.
quote: This means solar, nuclear, oil, gas, hydrogen, wind, tidal, rats in a treadmill, whatever works.
quote: Full disclaimer: I am a Republican, however I am not stupid about Science and extremely liberal on social issues.
quote: Or we could go electric and build ~150 nuclear reactors or cover "just" 2 million acres with solar panels.
quote: E-Bikes in the US get around 10 miles per kWh
quote: However, intake fraction is often greater for CVs than for EVs because combustion emissions are generally closer to population centers for CVs (tailpipe emissions) than for EVs (power plant emissions)
quote: 31 mpg city and 43 mpg highway