Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:
These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.
Fact is, even at very high rates the electricity for a car is almost nothing compared to the cost of gasoline. (edit: I think Tesla says $3 for it's 240 mile range. Even if it's double that it's still less than the cost of a gallon of gas to go 120 miles.)
The model-T probably couldn't go very far on a tank of gas, either, and I bet gas stations were harder to find then than electrical outlets are now.
As for re-charging, I think eventually we'll have standard battery packs just like we have standard size batteries. Pull into a station, swap the pack, and you're on the road again. We're only at the first generation, just starting on the second generation - lots of room for improvement this early in a technology.
Last edited by MoSurveyor; 01-31-12 at 04:42 PM.
I cannot understand (unless I think the worst), why anyone who has delved, even remotely into this thing would see it as a remotely good idea. The trade off of let's just say 20,000 jobs for the likely poisoning of a resource that cannot be replenished in any thing but geological time for millions of Americans just seems a no brainer to anyone with foresight. The "Test" pipeline with less than a third the length, had 12 spills last year.
Last edited by tecoyah; 01-31-12 at 04:35 PM. Reason: forgot the link
Poisoning WHAT resource ??? There was no "test" pipeline that I've ever heard of. There are hundreds of other pipelines that crisscross the entire country. The alternative is to put the oil into Warren Buffet's rail cars which are far more prone to oil spillage than a pipeline.