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One thing they're going to have to convince me of, though, is that progressive loss of battery efficiency won't be an issue.
IJ wrote: My current Prius is only a year old and true eco people know that the production energy costs of a vehicle make it such that carbon footprint is almost always lower driving a car into oblivion.
Serious mpg standards would be a bigger driver of change overall.
I still can't believe Hummer really existed for a while. Overpriced. Extremely inefficient. Not particularly comfortable. Not particularly reliable. Just nothing going for it except the statement: I am being obnoxious because I can.
I've been talking about distorted health care markets recently, and if people paid the true price of gas, they wouldn't have bought many Hummers.
I saw an article on a car that runs on compressed air. Two long, thin tanks under the car, propelled it for over a hundred miles.
IJ wrote:I guess, but if we start thinking like that I have to ensure your car just died and can't be saved, right?
Valkenar wrote:The dirty secret of my deception is that I don't actually own a car. Between us, my wife and I own one (1998 Camry). So you'd actually be doing the world a disservice by basically introducing a whole extra car's worth of damage.
Chris McKaskell wrote:
I'm glad the technology is improving, but I think it'll be awhile before they figure out a reliable way to make batteries last in sub-zero temperatures.
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