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Electric Cars: The Environmentally Friendly Way of Losing Money Since 2009

John C6 Wrote: Dec 07, 2012 5:13 PM
Gentle Readers, Dear Arley2, Here's the trouble; a 12 volt, 100 Watt Photovoltaic array is about 4 foot by 2 foot. It will produce enough electricity to light a single lightbulb. It will never move a vehicle capable of meeting the needs of ordinary people. It costs over $200 . A small microwave oven, at 300 watts, would require 3 of these. Of course, it couldn't work at night. It would only warm cold food, not cook food. That would require at least 1500 watts. There simply isn't enough energy from sunlight on a car roof for your proposal. It could be used to ' trickle charge ' a car battery to power mobile tools or radios, etc., say, for a job or a family picnic. Sincerely, John Lepant Brighton CO

A Congressional Budget Office report released in the fall tells Obama what the rest of us have known for some time: Your bet on electric cars wasn’t an investment, but a gamble; a dumb gamble.

And now you’ve just come up snake eyes.

“Despite the federal government pumping $7.5 billion into the electric vehicle industry in the United States through 2019,” writes the, “overall national gasoline consumption is unlikely to be significantly affected, according to a report released by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO).”

The CBO says that even if Obama increased the amount of the subsidy, it...

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