[Oeva-list] Another anti-EV article.

Karl Boekelheide oeva at boekelheide.com
Fri Apr 6 18:56:42 PDT 2012

Don't forget about Tata motor's compressed air car.  That's been coming
out and day now for the last 4 years.  I love the simplicity of the idea
but something must be wrong with the numbers.


-----Original Message-----
From: Greg Long <greglongoregon at gmail.com>
To: oeva-list at oeva.org
Subject: Re: [Oeva-list] Another anti-EV article.
Date: Fri, 6 Apr 2012 18:49:47 -0700

Natural Gas is preferable to petroleum but doesn't solve the CO2
emisions issue. Hydrogen fuell cells can be "charged" by clean
renewables, and can greatly outperform battery EV's especially in
terms of range, but there's cost and infrastructure issues.

On Fri, Apr 6, 2012 at 6:37 PM, Steve's Account <stevel at fern.com> wrote:
> For EV's to be "the answer", a lot depends on what question you ask.
> I wouldn't bet against Compressed Natural Gas, or a fuel cell vehicle
> (with a natural gas "reformer" in the trunk) making the current crop of
> EV's look like Edsels.
> The whole story hasn't been written yet on the current crop.. and like
> most first generation things, some survive (the Mazda RX-7 and it's rotary
> engine) and some (The Chrysler Turbine car with it's "flex fuel" engine!)
> did not.
> (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chrysler_Turbine_Car)
> It's nice to tout your paticular choice (It must be good, you chose it!) for
> the solution to some problem, but history is littered with a litany of
> "the next great thing".
> Time will tell.
> Steve
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