It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
Originally posted by teklordz
My wife says that the conversion of the existing cars would be very important to look into, so all the cars could become electric.
No more need for fuel! It's important for all of us, for we need to get rid of our addiction to oil.
Actually the Tesla may not lessen the carbon footprint as much as you might think.
Electricity to power the car has to be generated somehow. Currently using natural gas, coal. Not that much hydro electric or solar/wind.
And the manufacture of batteries is one of the most toxic manufacturing processes known. That's why it's usually done in 3rd world countries.
I'm all for green power, that's why I ride a bicycle when I can.
and I must admit a fondness for the internal combustion engine. I feel we can go a long way to make the ICE efficient and nonpolluting.
Mass transit is the answer for efficiency and convenience like in much of Europe where a train and a bicycle can get you almost anywhere. extra DIV