I want to comment on the Harvard study. It is too shallow because the real situation is the battery is still underdeveloped as far as technology is concerned. The oil industry is actually a world monopoly of energy. CNG is still the best alternative and it is Shell Philippines Exploration SPEX who is blocking the use of CNG here in Manila as the best alternative for energy since it is widely abundant in our country aside from being clean and green. Besides, we still have to discover other earth elements which can outperform Lithium Iron Phosphate batteries in both output and price.
Harvard Study Says Gas is Still Too Cheap for Electric Cars to Catch On
This week, BMW pulled the electric blanket off the first two cars in its new "i" range of environmentially...
While price and operational facilities are the top issues, it's about time that people should think and decide about buying electric vehicles. More buyers imply the possibility of lowered prices for EVs. To solve the issue of range, there's a need to come up with batteries that has strength and longer price. Nevertheless, not only recharging stations should be constructed on strategic locations but also battery changing stores where one need not plug for recharge but it would be a battery changing process.
100% torque available at 0rpm - that alone is worth driving an electric car at least once. I don't see why people think we have to have either/or - to me a car is like a stove in the sense that electrics and gas both have their advantages (and certainly people probably have very specific opinions on which they prefer), but both are and should be available. Also, not many households need more than one stove, but many have more than one car - ideally I'd have a little EV for driving back and forth to work, then an awesome gas-guzzling supercar for fun. Thing is though, most people who have driven an EV as a daily driver probably LOVE their cars, and this time you don't have GM making a limited, lease-only run of the coolest little EV-1 that people really wanted and then yanking them back to have them all destroyed.