[MR2] Vague thoughts on an electric MkI
andy.champ at tesco.net
Wed Apr 14 14:53:27 EDT 2010
David Hillman wrote:
> Why? Somewhere around 70% of this country's electricity is
> generated from dinosaurs at the moment, so your car will still be
> largely fossil-fueled ( and nuclear makes up most of the rest ).
> Electricity rates are going nowhere but up, too, in many cases, faster
> than the cost of gas. A bio-diesel conversion might make economic
> sense, but electric doesn't.
> On the other hand, if that's irrelevant, and you just want a cool
> project, ignore this post ;) It would be cool to say that 'my car is
> one-third nuclear-powered', though.
Sadly bio-diesel doesn't make real sense. A lot of it is grown using
fossil fuels and synthetic fertilisers, and most of the rest is grown on
areas that were rain forest shortly before.
It's be OK if there was enough space - but there are just too many
people on one little planet.
Over here electric makes really good sense now to a user because it's
tax free, whereas diesel and gasoline for road use get taxed at several
times their real value.
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