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Monday, November 22, 2010

Magazine Weighs In On Electric Cars

In the midst of all of the hype that electric cars have been getting in the media, U.S. News & World offers this thought provoking article on why they may not produce a wide spread shift in consumer tastes the way some people think.

There are some points made in the article that I agree with, especially when it comes to price. The sticker price of these cars needs to come down a great deal over the next five years if this country is ever going to achieve a critical mass of these cars on the road.

But overall, I think electric vehicles are a good idea, provided that we keep their role in perspective.

Electric vehicles are not going to be a silver bullet in ending America's reliance on foreign oil, especially since many power plants that produce the electricity the cars will run on are oil-fired. Electric cars are but one option in what must be a long term campaign to reduce our consumption of oil.


Blogger Annu said...

It's cost as well as the sources of electrical generation that's the future debate.

November 26, 2010 at 3:17 AM 

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