Signs That SUVs Are Next Frontier for Electric Vehicles

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    Signs That SUVs Are Next Frontier for Electric Vehicles

    By Brad Berman · August 07, 2012

    Signs That SUVs Are Next Frontier for Electric Vehicles | PluginCars.com

    Nissan confirmed that it will unveil an "electric SUV concept vehicle" at the 2012 Paris Motor Show in late September.

     
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    There's no need for electric vehicles. Diesel and natural gas are the way to go.
     
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    There are potential advantages to battery powered SUVs and 4WDs high speed isn't a big requirement but a lot of low end torque and the ability to carry a lot more battery. You run out of charge out deep in the rough, you unroll the charging tarp, camp out for a few days while you charge-up your ride back to civilization. I have electric four-wheelers that we use like this when we go camping. The best thing about these is that they are quiet, and allow you to be less disruptive in your interaction with the environment. With a carbon tax, I've no problem with people having the choice between driving what they want to drive, pedal, electric, gasoline, natural gas or lumps of coal.
     
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    And with a Solar Tax, I have no problem with you having a choice either.
     
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    "I've no problem with people having the choice between driving what they want to drive, pedal, electric, gasoline, natural gas or lumps of coal."

    As long as they produce the same level or lower of pollution as solar power as a standard, then yes.
     
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    What externalities are not captured in the price of solar, and who is suggesting solar powered transportation?
     
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    IF they are paying the carbon (and other) tax on their fuel then all of their externalities should covered.
     

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