Have enough room in your trunk to put an electric generator and a tank of gas to fuel it when your battery goes dead and you still have a hundred miles to go to Granny's for the Thanksgiving bird..
When eclectic cars runs out of battery, just open the frunk of the Tesla and pull out the compact gas powered generator. Don’t laugh, I seen a dozen or so images of electric car being charged with small gas powdered generator.Nobody mentioned what it costs to replace/recycle the battery?
So you can go 300 miles on a charge, but the place you want to go is 400 miles away, so what do you do? Call a Taxi AND tow truck to haul your $50 to $75K electric rig to the nearest charging station? And go thru all that crap just to Save the Planet.
THIS RIGHT HERE!Not to mention how the electricity is made.
Tell a loonie that his electric car gets its power from burning coal in the power plant and it will blow his mind.
Stand well back when you tell him so as to avoid getting the gore splattered all over you.
Agreed, they like to leave out the disposal portion of the "Green" energies. we have natural gas for heat average $25 in summer $75 in winter and i live in northern Minnesota. our electric is $150 a month and thats if we dont use fans or A/C, if we uses fans and A/C it jumps to over $200 a month.This entire electricity gambit is a NIMBY play.
Windmills are made in China. They dig up the rare earth metals necessary for making windmill components from earth-destroying mines by labor from questionable sources--could be slave labor or child labor. Those are transported clear around the world on fossil-fuel burning ships to be erected on greenfield sites that they dig up and set up with concrete foundations put in place with fossil fuel burning equipment. They work for 25 years, knocking birds and bats out of the sky then have to be disposed of in landfill because those things cannot be recycled.
Then there is the quantity. I saw an article that said that for the whole of the UK to go windmill power it would take the entire world supply of some materials. That's just one relatively small country.
Now go to electricity storage. Batteries. Same story. Materials, quantity, transportation, limited lifespan, disposal.
Solar panels? Same story.
Electric cars? Limited range, long time to recharge. What is the energy cost per mile? How much does it cost to recharge, then how many miles on that charge? My home utility bills tell me that electricity costs 5 times more per KWH than gas does.
But the green people say electricity is the be-all and end-all to save the planet. They just refuse to look beyond the surface.
They are experimenting with hydrogen powered aircraft...the replacement of prop-driven aircraft with jets must take place.
Most commercially produced hydrogen comes from cracking hydrocarbons through a steam reforming process, the by-product of which is CO2. Why not just burn the fossil fuels then?They are experimenting with hydrogen powered aircraft...
They already have hydrogen powered buses in some cities.
Just waiting for a repeat of the Hindenburg.
There are a limited number of places selling LPG for vehicles. Fuel is about half to a third of gasoline, but checking into it those modified engines get lousy fuel mileage. Cost per Mile is probably the same, if not more as for gasoline. Add to that the cost of conversion to LPG, and you lose about half the trunk space for the LPG tank.
In this case, the point that I was trying to make is that sometimes, one must sacrifice economy for speed. And sometimes, the CBA works in the reverse fashion.Are you aiming for more or less fuel efficiency?
Not a myth, I was there.Love the 75MPG carb myth and it always comes up sometime during any gas knowledge. :banana:
Honda introduced a zero emission car for California and blew 0 emissions. California then enhanced their testing equipment to fail it. Honda quickly removed said cars and began selling them in other countries.
Sacrifice and reward.
My 1988 Honda CRX-HF gets 55mpg with cold AC running. That`s old school and fuel injected.
My car has an optimum speed for fuel mileage--about 45 mph. Above or below that and the mileage drops. So mileage is not as good at interstate speeds as it is on some of the back roads.In this case, the point that I was trying to make is that sometimes, one must sacrifice economy for speed.