Skip to comments.The death of the gas-powered car, in one chart (Liberal wet dream!)
Posted on 10/17/2017 10:52:16 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
A global tipping point for electric cars could come as early as 2022, as battery costs decrease and concerns about range and infrastructure ease. Thats from analysts at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, who in a little over a years time have turned even more optimistic about the future dominance of electric cars over internal-combustion vehicles. In a Tuesday note, the analysts forecast that one in three cars will be purely electric by 2030; their July 2016 prediction was one in 10 by the same year. There are several factors converging that have led us to revise our thinking a combination of changing customer preferences, increasingly viable product, regulation, and infrastructure, they said in the note.
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Because coal powered cars are SOOOOOO much better for the environment. /s
“It’s a hell of a lot quicker to put 20 gallons of gas in your tank than to wait for your car to recharge. I predict long lines at recharging stations that no one will put up with. “
95% of charging is done at home while the driver sleeps.
Is there a mutual fund or suppliers who would be good to invest in? I for one think the major auto manufacturers will be able to do this better than Tesla, esp GM and Lexus. My Lexus Crossover RX450 is about the best car I’ve ever driven bar none.
There are several factors converging that have led us to revise our thinking a combination of changing customer preferences, increasingly viable product, regulation, and infrastructure, they said in the note.
Gee, I wonder which of those is REALLY the driving force? /s
Please tell me how many nuclear powerplants you are going to allow us to build to power all the electric cars you plan on manufacturing. Electricity is free and shutting down coal fired powerplants are going to drive the price of a Kilowatt hour up.
I did not read the article. Rush discussed last week end of week the impossibility of replacing gas stations with electrical power stations.
One only ONE station has to be able to produce enough electricity in one day to power 20,000 houses. AND the electric is made from coal.
The whole thing is a farce, the ice is growing in antartica. The millenials in the office look at me like I have lost my mind when I try to explain that the global warming farce is political to take down America.
OMG when I was a kid, do you remember they told us phones would be like televisions? My summary for the day. LOL
My diesel has a gas tank holding just over 14 gallons.During the summer (winter diesel figures are a bit lower) my car can get 53MPG (actual MPG,as calculated by the "fillup to fillup" method) at a steady 65MPH.That works out to a range of 700+ miles.
And when it needs "recharging" I can do so in about 4 minutes at any one of about 35,000 "recharging stations" coast-to-coast.
How many years until we start seeing the muckraker articles exposing the environmental and energy costs of lithium mining and processing?
They will get the recharging down to 15 minutes or less. They will get the speeds up to the point that they’ll compete in the INDY 500.
The next car I get will be a total electric car. I love this Lexus RX450. Amazing engineering. I hate every second that it’s burning gas. I’m not getting the greatest mileage, almost 30 mph, but this is a 6 cylinder SUV. It has a lot of zip. The range on the car is almost 500 miles.
The only real breakthrough will be passive charging laid into the roadways so the range would be limitless. Until then, just cute little toys.
Last Thursday, my company car lit up a warning light that I was due for an oil change. I just dropped it off today 1200 miles later.
A Nissan Leaf has a max range of 107 miles and a seven hour charge time. Assuming I’m working around the clock, I could drive 200 miles every day. That same 1200 miles would require six, count em, six-24 hour days to accomplish.
Nope Ain’t happening.
The gas powered car will go away when a more efficient and cheaper alternative comes up. That may happen in a century or so.
You can travel all over the US with Tesla free charging stations!
I know a person personally who was asked to administer the e-indy thingy. He said he is already getting enough sleep.
The haters can pound sand.
EV’s are going to be the cars of the future. Every time the stupid pipelines have delays and the usual suspects gauge & hoard - I’m enjoying carefree driving.
I’m happily fully charged in less than 2 hours with my level 2 clipper creek.
Liberals think that everyone in America lives in New York, Chicago, or Los Angeles and takes (at most) short-hops to the store maybe 4 or 5 miles from where they live. I commute 75 miles a day. How is an electric car supposed to help me?
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