So, pay extra on your electric bill like I do so my utility buys kWh of wind power to cover my consumption. Don't loose sight of the fact that the thermodynamic efficiency of a power plant can be much better than a gasoline engine even at it's peak efficiency though (up to 46% for gas turbine plant vs 25-30% for car engine). The page on this topic for the Tesla (http://www.teslamotors.com/learn_more/energy_efficiency.php or http://www.teslamotors.com/display_data/21stCentElectricCar.pdf for more detail) is probably optimistic (they're trying to sell something after all) but interesting to read.jmart said:Andrey, please don't buy pure electric? They cause more pollution than gasoline engines. Why? Efficiency. Somethign like 50% of electricity produced is by burning coal. So instead of combusting gasoline to extract mechanical energy directly you would be combusting coal to extract mechanical and heat energy to make electrical energy, which you have to convery again to make mechanical energy.
Yeah... A second car would be neccessary for long trips. But even for commuting, an electric car would need a small gas generator as a backup power source before I would seriously consider it. If some unexpected situation comes up, I wouldn't want the limited milage to prevent me from dealing with it without driving home to get the other car first.Dodo said:The only problem with these is there is no range on them. There good for you avg trip to work or something but would never get you to the N Meet.