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    As an ELECTRICAL ENGINEER, I can tell you that electric cars are not viable

    Either short term or long term, electric cars are a pipe dream. Conversion of electrical energy to mechanical energy in an automobile is highly inefficient. And most sources used to charge the batteries will remain fossil powered for a long time unless we allow new nuclear power plants to be built.

    GM has shown they are truly government motors- providing an expensive complex solution for a problem that didn't exist.
     
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    I can tell he will never solve the puzzle.
     
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    Electric vehicles don't eliminate pollution; they merely relocate it. And given the toxic materials used to make the batteries, they're more hazardous to the environment than fuel-burning engines.
     
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    But...at the moment they are politically correct.
     
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    Liberals feeling good about themselves is all that matters.
     
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    President Palin and the Paul Congress will need to eliminate all CAFE Standards and tax breaks and subsidies for Moonbat Progressive automotive "ideas"
     
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    Only 'greenie' fashionista's would want to fuck with them.
    The Volt takes 10 hours to charge at 120 volts, four hours at 240.
    The Leaf takes 20 hours to charge at 120 volts, eight hours at 240.
    Between defective charging sockets and the power drain of the air conditioning, good luck!
    The Volt, just what recession stricken America needs, a $41,000.00 (before the gov't's $7500.00 tax credit) secondary vehicle, because GM is not touting them as a primary vehicle.
     
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    There they go denying science
     
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    Electric cars can fill a niche market for small commutes and city traffic

    Until they find a way to charge batteries in 5 min and handle emergency outages they will never take hold.

    Drive in the rain, at night, use the AC or heater and you drain your battery. Hybrids are still a better option
     
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    I thought the electric motors were actually more efficient than internal combustion engines?
     

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