posted on May, 9 2011 @ 08:54 PM
People in the cities would probably find an electric or alternative fuel vehicle would suit all their needs.
They would work fine for driving to work, socializing and just plain getting around.
I haven't seen anything yet (other than bio-diesel) that will allow me to use a full size truck to pull a heavy trailer for long distances or haul
firewood or do many of the things I do in my job.
I would have no problem using an electric car to get around but most things I do require a vehicle with power and driving range that these vehicles
Even if we could get ALL personal vehicles from the group your talking about you still need large commercial trucks and about the only option there
is still diesel fuel.
We could convert all our trains to be electric or electromagnetic but then we would need lots more electricity and people would complain about nuke
It is wise...... no....very wise to explore ALL avenues of alternative fuels but right now they just are not able to make something cheap enough,
reliable enough and powerful enough to fulfill all needs.
When they have an electric FULL SIZE pick-up that will tow a trailer and have a range of 500 miles between charges AND be affordable, I will buy
Diesel vehicles are WAY WAY more efficient than 10 years ago and get great fuel mileage. The VW diesels get around 45 MPG and are nice cars. They
have small pick-ups in other countries that get great MPG but they won't import them here in the USA.
I would buy one of these
in a heartbeat.
Ford offers a 4 cyl diesel and a V6 diesel in Europe but here in the states.
Sure it's still using petroleum products but till something better comes along why not get 30-50 MPG instead of 15?