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Old 07-20-2009, 09:57 AM   #1
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Exclamation 10 reasons electric cars are awesome!

1. They are more efficient than combustion engines, they always provide maximum torque, and don't require a transmission.
2. They can accelerate faster than ANY car that runs on gas (look up videos of electric cars smoking Ferraris!).
3. Oil is only getting more expensive, and the price of oil will outpace the speed that we can make cars more oil efficient. Electric cars are the only long-term cheap method of transportation.
4. Electric cars have been running on U.S. roads and highways for over a decade without problem (check out the Rav4-EV)
5. Hydrogen isnít safe. For hydrogen cars, you take electricity and convert it into hydrogen, and then convert it back into electricity, why not just store the electricity in a battery?
6. 100% Electric cars are lighter than hybrids (no combustion engine, no transmission), they also have a lower center of gravity and better handling.
7. Electric cars cost more than 25% less to maintain (less parts)
8. In 2008, U.S. spent $600 billion on oil, over 2/3 of which was imported and accounted for 30-59% of u.s. trade deficit. Electric cars could create American jobs and revitalize the American economy.
9. Although jobs will be lost if we start moving towards electric cars, jobs will also be created. A new study released estimates the net change in jobs would be 13,000 - 250,000 new jobs created.
10. There are too many more reasons to fit in a list of ten. The price of healthcare would go down, cities would be quieter, the electric grid is already at a capacity to handle charging electric cars, electric cars are fun...
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Old 12-09-2009, 02:31 AM   #2
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Re: 10 reasons electric cars are awesome!

Great Stuff evlover.I agree with this thread.Very informative Thread.Keep Posting interesting matters here.
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Old 12-14-2009, 07:56 AM   #3
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Re: 10 reasons electric cars are awesome!

very informative...
electric cars are really useful.
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Old 12-14-2009, 09:05 AM   #4
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Re: 10 reasons electric cars are awesome!

hahaha..... some of those points show distorted and incomplete reasoning.

Electric cars are only as clean as the electrical generating equipment used to produce the electricity in the first place.

In the US, there have been no new nuclear or hydro-electric plants built in decades. The majority of electricity produced is done by coal and natural gas. So, driving an electric car simply means you are still using fossil fuels......

Also, electric cars cost MORE to drive. Imo you are better off to drive a small gasoline car, and use the money you save to pay for some environmental project somewhere
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