Comments on: A short circuit for electric cars http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/2009/04/20/a-short-circuit-for-electric-cars/ Wed, 16 Nov 2016 01:37:11 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Brian Gilbert http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/2009/04/20/a-short-circuit-for-electric-cars/comment-page-1/#comment-3175 Tue, 21 Apr 2009 15:16:55 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/?p=834#comment-3175 If the manufacturers are to be believed there is a large demand for the existing designs such as the MIEV1.Why are they not at least taking orders particularly as they are desparate for sales?I am not saying they will be a large percentage of the market though Australia says they suit 85% but even a few percent would absorb the initial production fro years.

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By: A Marshall http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/2009/04/20/a-short-circuit-for-electric-cars/comment-page-1/#comment-3171 Mon, 20 Apr 2009 22:43:03 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/?p=834#comment-3171 It is incorrect to say that electric cars will still be emitting the same amount of CO2 as conventional cars. A large proportion of the power generated by central power stations is by nuclear power which contributes no CO2 to the environment. Furthermore most fossil fuel power stations will have a higher thermal efficiency than motor car engines and hence produce power with a smaller amount of CO2 production. Electric cars will be largely recharged overnight when the most efficient generating plant will be on load thus further reducing the production of CO2 when compared with the inefficient car engine.

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