quote: I just find efficiency of generation secondary to anything that has real world effects.
quote: So efficiency should really only be considered within a single fuel type unless you apply some sort of compensating factor.
quote: By the way you did bring up energy independence in your side bar. Electric car = 100% US sourced energy, ICE age car = 30% US sourced energy, 70% imported energy. +1 for the EV
quote: Like I said where I live 70% hydroelectric generation. No fuel consumed there just falling water. Most of this generating capacity was built prior to environmentalism becoming fashionable. No green agenda involved. No tax breaks for EV's here either.
quote: Oh WOW, just WOW. So education and the educated are the enemy. I guess that means ignorance is an asset.
quote: Abusive name calling and personal attacks add nothing to the debate and really only serves to depreciate your cause.
quote: People usually resort to this behavior because they have lost the rational argument and are basically trying to create an emotional fist fight where they try to wound with words rather than admitting defeat.
quote: When you start calling me a dim-witted buffoon for occupying a position I haven’t well that shot misses the mark by a mile. While I can admire a never say die atitude I do read these outbursts as victory.
quote: You have to exclude the inconvenient fact that electricity generation is inherently inefficient
quote: Efficiency is not an end in itself but a means to another end. Its good EV’s are efficient because their batteries can be smaller and because they use electricity that someone has to pay for but that is where it stops at the plug.
quote: Thank you for playing.