Affordability and range. When an electric car reaches 600+ miles on a charge, it will be more practical.
No, I would not.
I should have said up top that i would. And likely will.
Electric autos were invented in the 1860's. Can you guess why they didnt develope into a viable alternative to the gasoline driven automobile?
The only kind of battery they had in 1860 was the lead-acid thing. It was heavy and the acid fumes ate the steel away. Just guessing.
OK Carla I watched that On PBS last night. Seems so many inventions went by the wayside just because there was plenty of gasoline. My car is a toyota prius so it is gas and battery. That works good for me, recharging every day would be a pain. Yet they are working on solar glass that will be placed on roads that will charge a car as it drives, I think that would be very wonderful, but it won't work in Maine the snow plow would tear it up, for southern places sounds real good.
Yes. I'm not in the market and didn't realize there was such a discrepancy in cost.
The ones that have any kind of range sure are. And they do not yet go more than 300 miles before a charge.
Still need work. But getting there.
I live in the USA, in the Mid-west. Our electricity is generated for the most part by coal. So, the car would actually be coal powered! As a result of democrat initiatives, electricity is getting pretty pricey. I'd like to see how Trump is able to settle things out on that score before committing to an electric car.
It takes a few minutes for me to refuel my fossil fuel burner. It takes hours to top off an electric.
I think there is a future for electric cars. As the technology improves over time I'm sure popularity will increase. Be patient.
AH ha, that doesn't sound carbon footprint friendly at all.
That was my point exactly!
Hell yeah! I'd do it just to piss on the oil industry
I might wait until it gets more practical. Re: what Jim said.
Carla do you realize that from an energy efficient standpoint that electric cars waste most of the energy originally used to generate the electricity they use. Roughly half all the electric energy in the US is produced by burning fossil fuels. The energy lose in converting fuel to electricity, then transmitting that energy through a power distribution grid, then using it to charge a battery, then then converting that batteries energy in to move a car with an electric motor, all together waste (lose) most of that energy store in the original fuel. VERY inefficient. 😑
That is a reasonable assessment. But, technologies improve if we elect to improve them.
Sweden is slated to be running on completely renewable energy by 2040.
I am a proponent of investing in renewable energy. I also believe in keeping our air and water clean, tribal lands uninvaded by unwanted trespassers and the like.
I know, here, i am a minority.
Right technology is going to improve for sure. Just saying that today, full electric cars are definitely NOT green.
When fully renewable electric power generation is a reality, there will still remain the waist caused by inefficiency of electrical transmitting and storage.
The ideal electric car would generate its own power at the point of use, negating the need for transmission and storage. We'll have too wait and see how it all develops.
Yes Daver when they make a solar powered or better a water battery car it will be exciting, I just drive my prius for now.
Those are sexy free, no doubt.
Yes I would I own a prius , best little car. It drives around using 99.9 miles per gallon usually. A 6 gallon tank of gas lasts me a month.
That is amazing. Thank you for the input here and above
see nobody likesy ou ya damn dirty oil cos