Comments on: VW on electric cars: “Please, lower your expectations” http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/03/13/vw-on-electric-cars-please-lower-your-expectations/ Global environmental challenges Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:14:55 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Fridrik Kjartansson http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/03/13/vw-on-electric-cars-please-lower-your-expectations/comment-page-1/#comment-342017 Mon, 21 Sep 2009 07:28:30 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=12305#comment-342017 The future is now not in 35 years.
Lets embrace it.

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By: Who Killed The Electric Car? http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/03/13/vw-on-electric-cars-please-lower-your-expectations/comment-page-1/#comment-338754 Fri, 20 Mar 2009 12:21:02 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=12305#comment-338754 Watch: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid= 5871495968130273402

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By: Roger http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/03/13/vw-on-electric-cars-please-lower-your-expectations/comment-page-1/#comment-338721 Mon, 16 Mar 2009 19:12:26 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=12305#comment-338721 The difficulty with electric cars lies with the batteries, not the motors and controlers. Battery technology has not progressed very much in the last century as it hasn’t had too. The batteries being made were sufficient for the task. Until such time as the batteries are sufficient to the task, i.e. providing reasonable range and recharge time, we will have to make do with hybrids.
The pollution aspect is a dead horse once alternative poxer sources, such as solar, wind and hydroelectric, are used as the power source of recharging.

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By: Thomas http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/03/13/vw-on-electric-cars-please-lower-your-expectations/comment-page-1/#comment-338720 Mon, 16 Mar 2009 13:42:24 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=12305#comment-338720 I imagine that the power plants providing the power for electric cars are more strictly and efficiently regulated than cars will ever be. Here in Oklahoma you aren’t even required to have your car inspected. Your car can spew blue smoke all over the place and no one seems to care.

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By: David http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/03/13/vw-on-electric-cars-please-lower-your-expectations/comment-page-1/#comment-338710 Sun, 15 Mar 2009 14:00:43 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=12305#comment-338710 Both lithium and NiMH batteries are easily recyclable. People don’t bother with cellphone and laptop batteries, but an electric car’s battery would either be replaced & recycled by the dealer or by a salvage yard. A 50 gram battery is a tosser, a 50-500 kg battery is worth processing.

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By: jd http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/03/13/vw-on-electric-cars-please-lower-your-expectations/comment-page-1/#comment-338699 Fri, 13 Mar 2009 11:57:53 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=12305#comment-338699 electric cars beg the environmental question: they may produce no emissions, but the power plant providing the current does; also, how does one properly dispose of the batteries?

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