quote: Electric cars are the only way to go.
quote: but the strain on electric grids and capacity
quote: A few EVs recharging here and there is no big deal - drop, say, 10 EVs per charging station, which works out to 5 million cars, and you're probably looking at a sort of armageddon from the standpoint of electrical generation and distribution.
quote: perhaps by the time we have smart grids we'll have secured a perpetual diesel supply anyway
quote: However, the European Union has a long way to go to reach its goal. Electric vehicles aren't exactly rolling off dealer lots at a rapid pace. During 2011, German drivers purchased 1,858 electric vehicles, 1,796 were purchased in France, 1,547 found homes in Norway, and 1,170 were purchased in Britain. Those numbers make EVs only a small fraction of the vehicles on the roads today.
quote: EVs had their chance but didn't succeed (by your metric) so it's time to stop trying.
quote: plus all of the military spending that was devoted to protecting access to hydrocarbon supplies during that same time frame is repaid with interest and adjusted for inflation