EV Sales Will Always Remain Low

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    Electric status symbol for urban areas and short haul, but you can now recharge at Walmart.
     
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    I always dreamed of taking +2 hours to refuel my car for a ‘nominal’ fee!

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    I only have one goal in life now ... to race past a two-mile long line at the electric charging station at 75MPH ... spewing exhaust.

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    There are a few technological hurdles, that if we ever overcome them, I expect that electric vehicles will take over, and internal-combustion-powered vehicles will very rapidly become obsolete.

    There are some very huge advantages to electric vehicles.

    Consider that a typical; electric motor has just one moving part; compared to perhaps a hundred or more moving parts in a typical internal-combustion automobile engine.

    An electric motor is also electrically-reversible, and has a much wider power band, which means that you don't need nearly as complex a transmission to go with it.

    All of this greatly-reduced mechanical complexity ought to mean a lower initial cost to manufacture, lower maintenance costs, and greater reliability and longevity.

    An electric vehicle is also much more energy-efficient than an internal combustion engine. My understanding is that in a typical internal combustion engine, only about a third of the power released by burning the fuel comes out the crankshaft in a usable form. Most of it is wasted as heat, vibration, noise, etc. In fact, automobiles have a whole cooling system, just to keep the engine from burning itself up with all the wasted heat. That heat is energy that came from burning the fuel, but which contributes nothing to making the vehicle go.


    The big problem is the battery. We still do not have any battery technology, that can store as much energy in a form usable to an electrical car, that is anywhere close to the amount of energy that can be stored in a similar mass and volume of gasoline, diesel fuel, or any other suitable fuel for an internal-combustion engine; nor can we charge a battery nearly as fast as we can pump fuel into a conventional automobile. And the best battery technology that we do have is very expensive, and has a limited usable life. That's where internal combustion engines cars still have a very strong advantage, and will probably keep that advantage for quite some time yet to come.
     
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    They are selling more and more each year
    As the charging infrastructure gets better, they will take a larger part of the market

    Eventually, internal combustion will be banned. Not by us, we are too selfish, but our children
     
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    Fascists and cults ban technology.
     
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    That is the only way ICE vehicles can be taken off the road ... by force.

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