Originally Posted by Masterauto
Instead of making autos multi fuel like they successfully did in Brazil Obama decided we will all drive electric cars.A better idea would be to have autos use LNG or CNG as we now have abundant supply of clean burning gas. I wonder if he ever sat and waited for one to recharge? Not much has changed in 100 years battery technology. Too slow to recharge and not enough miles between charges.
If you check history you would realize that a lot has changed. First electrics used to outsell gas cars
That has changed last I checked. Steam cars trounced them all. Further we don't have an abundance of cheap labor and a tropical climate to grow sugarcane and create cheap ethanol.
Yes CNG or LNG is a much better bet for awhile, but if we go crazy we won't have an abundance of NG anymore. I do agree that it is a viable short term idea, but it seems only tangentially related since electrics can still find a niche and the progress on battery technology will benefit so many different uses it is somewhat staggering.