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Originally Posted by vansmith View Post
I'm all for renewable sources of energy that are better for the environment but electric cars don't really solve anything. If everyone had one, the grid would have to take on a much larger burden and given that the techniques to create electricity aren't all that clean as it is (40% of the global supply of electricity comes from coal for example), you'll end up just shifting and not solving the problem.
I agree!

The problem is we need a different transportation solution, one that doesn't involve 2000 lbs of machine to move 200 lbs of human. And, that is adaptable to the different lifestyles we all lead.
Doing things the way we currently do results in a minimum 90% waste because of the work expended moving the vehicle (average 10 times passenger weight) that serves no real purpose.

Don't know what that solution is, but I'll know it when I see it.

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