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

Kibitzer Wrote: Dec 07, 2012 1:18 PM
A really stupid thing about electric cars is that they concentrate to pollution around the power generation facilities. They do not reduce total emissions by any significant amount if any. The Chevy Volt is a glorified golf cart.
pscott Wrote: Dec 07, 2012 1:25 PM
If you are concerned about pollution from power plants, it's easy, and cost effective to install solar PV to generate clean electricity from the sunlight falling on your roof. I did this ten years ago, and my solar system paid for itself after 8 years. It will continue generating free, renewable electricity fo the rest of my life. My electric bill for the house and car is only about $100 per year. I haven't been to a gas station since 2002 and I've driven 121,000 miles - on sunshine!
Kibitzer Wrote: Dec 07, 2012 1:30 PM
That Solar PV on your roof isn't much help if you are 50 miles away with a dead battery now is it.
NyetToTheLeft Wrote: Dec 07, 2012 1:39 PM
ps obviously lives somewhere that he/she only needs to drive a few miles at a time and has abundant year-round sunshine. How many people fit this bill? Not many, but the progturds want to shoehorn everyone into their hopium dreams. Glad it works for you ps, and maybe about 4% of the rest of the population.
FletchforFreedom Wrote: Dec 07, 2012 1:59 PM
Fire your incompetent fact checker. Solar energy is cost effective and viable in relatively few places and nearly always requires reliance on the grid for much power anyway. It is not by any stretch of the imagination a viable source for any significant portion of the country's (or the world's energy needs. In addition, it is by no means "free". Even settinmg aside the amortization of the initial costs and the inevitable costs of repair, the environmental problems of the components in most solar equipment is very high at the end of its useful life.
Oldschool7 Wrote: Dec 07, 2012 3:39 PM
Let me know when you are powering a Modern Industrial City of 500,000 . . . lol
Roy323 Wrote: Dec 08, 2012 2:04 PM
And U live in Ca., right-Or AZ?

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 CSMonitor.com, “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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