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Electric cars head
toward another dead end

Reuters, by Norihiko Shirouzu*

Original Article

Posted By:StormCnter, 2/5/2013 5:27:40 AM

Tokyo/Detroit-Are electric cars running out of juice again? Recent moves by Japan´s two largest automakers suggest that the electric car, after more than 100 years of development and several brief revivals, still is not ready for prime time - and may never be. In the meantime, the attention of automotive executives in Asia, Europe and North America is beginning to swing toward an unusual but promising new alternate power source: hydrogen. The reality is that consumers continue to show little interest in electric vehicles, or EVs, which dominated U.S. streets in the first decade of the 20th century

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*[w/Yoko Kubota and Paul Lienert]

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Trigger2, 2/5/2013 5:40:31 AM     (No. 9159048)

Consumers are not interested in cars that commit suicide sitting in their garages.


Reply 2 - Posted by: KTWO, 2/5/2013 5:44:22 AM     (No. 9159051)

The bigger car makes are going to explore all options.

Their businesses are so big that risking a few million $$$ each year, even for research that ultimately proves a dead end, is good insurance.

And besides, they can probably get government money to cover the research and risk nothing..


   

 

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Reply 3 - Posted by: tip35c, 2/5/2013 5:55:10 AM     (No. 9159062)

Hydrogen powered cars!

Do they come with thermite paint?


Reply 4 - Posted by: Country Boy, 2/5/2013 7:17:11 AM     (No. 9159156)

In the booklet for every battery charger that I have every bought (very small batteries) always says "Never charge the battery in your house"

Now finding out that electric cars can set your house on fire. Shocking.


Reply 5 - Posted by: strike3, 2/5/2013 7:34:49 AM     (No. 9159177)

Electric cars are headed toward a dead end but they don´t have enough power to get there.


Reply 6 - Posted by: jond, 2/5/2013 8:25:36 AM     (No. 9159265)

"Corporate citizenship" (boondoggle) in action.

PR

Barbara Streisand


Reply 7 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 2/5/2013 8:47:45 AM     (No. 9159314)

Nuclear power plants (or any source of electricity) can produce hydrogen through electrolysis (split the H away from the O in water). The cars re-oxidize the H and the only waste product is water.

So perfect that the left is bound to hate it.

Nat Gas is also excellent.


   

 

  


 
Reply 8 - Posted by: LanieLou, 2/5/2013 11:27:35 AM     (No. 9159718)

Whoopsie Doodle! Another scam to bankrupt America goes up in smoke. Now Obama will expedite distribution of fuel that destroys our engines... and give tax credits for Bicycles!



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