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originally posted by: lakenheath24
I would like to see a for real research project on the gains an EV would have on a diesel over a 15 year period. I think battery tech is going to go nuts. Dyson is going all out on a new battery tech. If anyone can do it...its that dude.
a reply to: verschickter
originally posted by: Ahabstar
Why electric vehicles? Why not a compressed air rotary engine and you can refill your tank with...an electric air compressor powered by a rechargeable battery?
originally posted by: Zcustosmorum
Reasoning, why now?
Should have replaced fossil fuels long ago, but no thanks to GM. There's a reason somewhere and it's probably profit related
originally posted by: Blaine91555
a reply to: lakenheath24
Actually I believe GM was right in 1990. This is now and it's quite different.
Electric vehicles have only recently become affordable or logical.
As was mentioned in the text below the documentary, electric vehicles had a short range and were too expensive. A mandate then would have made zero sense at all. It barely makes sense now.
Just running errands for work around town here would require recharging too often to make it economically feasible and that's just doing stuff inside this medium sized city.
They are appropriate now for people who never travel and drive very few miles or can afford to have two vehicles, one electric one gas or diesel.
Any mandates need to take into consideration how many charging stations are available when needed, how fast they can be charged and also take into account people in rural area's, for whom electric is just not doable yet as they are now.
Nobody killed the electric car, it killed itself due to battery limitations and cost.