posted on Nov, 22 2007 @ 05:08 AM
A modern coal-fired power plant, due to its size, is much cleaner and more efficient at generating power than the internal combustion engines
installed in all the cars on the road.
Furthermore, an electric motor can be 90% efficient, whereas a heat engine in a car is only 33% efficient. 2/3 of the energy available in gasoline
turns into heat.
Lastly, if the electricity comes from wind power or solar, practically NO pollution is introduced into the environment using electric vehicles.
It's a win-win. We as consumers need to put economic pressure on the transportation industry, voting with our dollars.
GM was the first to make an EV in the united states, but they didn't see it as economically viable in the long term, because they would lose a lot of
their profits they get from maintaining the much more complicated gas-burning vehicles.
It would be like making something as simple as a fork out of 25 moving parts. How silly.
An electric car gets rid of 90% of the moving parts that an internal combustion engine has, reducing maintenance costs dramatically.