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In Search of the Energy-Efficient Family Car

Discussion in 'Electric Vehicles' started by Doug_G, Sep 9, 2013.

  1. Doug_G

    Doug_G Lead Moderator

    Apr 2, 2010
    Ottawa, Canada
    Well here's a particularly lame attempt at "journalism":

    Design News - Guest Blogs - In Search of the Energy-Efficient Family Car

    It's end-to-end efficiency that matters, not the weight of the vehicle. EVs are vastly more efficient even if they are heavier.

    A "few hundred miles" is a "deal breaker"? Geez.

    Uh, no, since it is 3X as efficient as a gasoline car, you're actually doing pretty well even with coal - and you only have 48% coal.

    There is no lead in Lithium batteries. No EVs require new batteries after three years. Tesla batteries are warrantied for eight. There is no disposal issue as they are non-toxic and recyclable.

    Dead wrong. They several times more efficient than internal combustion engines.
  2. rolosrevenge

    rolosrevenge Dr. EVS

    Feb 7, 2009
    Plus Pennsylvania is turning more and more to natural gas. PJM actually has the most robust energy market in the US if not the world, anyone with a generator can get in and they run optimal power flow so the prices include transmission congestion caused by the generator. I've heard the director of PJM say that coal is getting killed by shale gas (fracking) so that no new coal plants are being built and the old ones are being replaced by high efficiency natural gas plants. So everything on her argument about where the energy comes from is wrong. Also, how about safety, that should be a big priority for a family car, what can beat the Model S?
  3. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

    Nov 10, 2011
    "Mommy, why don't we have an EV?"
    "Because your father is retarded like Peter Griffin. We still love him though."

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