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  1. #1 Who killed the Electric Car 
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    I finally saw 'Who killed the Electric Car?'

    very good, its a Must See documentary.


    In a nutshel Electic cars were made following a legislation passed by California. They were built in limited numbers and worked great.

    They are commuter cars so you use them to go to work and back, not for a cross counrty trek.

    The Oil and Car companies lobbied to kill the bill that made a small percentage of them mandatory. Then they recalled the cars without any possibility to extend the lease or buy the car. The cars were mothballed until sent to scrapyards to be crushed or shreeded to make sure no on uses them.

    The car companies did not want them because they require virtually no maintenance(downtime for you but profit for them). The Oil companies dont want them for obvious reasons.

    This technology exist NOW and would be even better with current battery technology and minimum investments, while Hydogen is a red-herring decoy technology used to distract attention fron electric defer change to decades and is 3 to 4 times less energy efficient than electric cars. (hydrogen also wants you to depend on the wasteful bloated infrastructure of hydrogen refinery storage and distribution as opposed to simply pluging your car).


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    Rule of the thumb: Companies control your life and how good that life is. As well as the current technology levels.

    Example: third world countries that lack food could be solved, but a company has thus far been unable to figure out how to make enough profit from solving it.


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    It's car company boycott time!
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    No, it's the oil baron's foult

    Let's go and don't buy any more oil...
    Growing up, i marveled at star-trek's science, and ignored the perfect society. Now, i try to ignore their science, and marvel at the society.

    Imagine, being able to create matter out of thin air, and not coming up with using drones for boarding hostile ships. Or using drones to defend your own ship. Heck, using drones to block energy attacks, counterattack or for surveillance. Unless, of course, they are nano-machines in your blood, which is a billion times more complex..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zwolver
    No, it's the oil baron's foult

    Let's go and don't buy any more oil...
    lets all not buy anymore food for a while then. :?
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    haha.. that's what i mean, they make us depend on oil, but we can do with just thermal energy or solar energy or wind or even fusion in the very near future.

    Will with the commercialisation of fusion engines the power of the oil barons rise or lower.. Will they start selling deuterium?
    Growing up, i marveled at star-trek's science, and ignored the perfect society. Now, i try to ignore their science, and marvel at the society.

    Imagine, being able to create matter out of thin air, and not coming up with using drones for boarding hostile ships. Or using drones to defend your own ship. Heck, using drones to block energy attacks, counterattack or for surveillance. Unless, of course, they are nano-machines in your blood, which is a billion times more complex..
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    Nope they'll keep believing in their damn black stuff.
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    I finally saw 'Who killed the Electric Car?'
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    Thanks for sharing. I will research on it and most probably add this to my "things to see/buy" list
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    Quote Originally Posted by icewendigo
    The car companies did not want them because they require virtually no maintenance(downtime for you but profit for them).
    This does not make any sense. Car maintenance generally costs car companies money; they have to pay for any service that the car needs while it's under warantee. And sicne most maintenance is done by private dealers or mechanic shops, the car companies themselves don't make any money on the repairs.

    Here is the big question about the EV-1 that no one seems to want to answer: how much did it cost??? I'm guessing that the price was so high that very few people would have been willing to buy one.
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    The electric ar was a stupid idea, people think it's environmentally friendly because it dosn't produce CO2 but how is the electricity made in the power station, BY BURNING FOSSIL FUELS
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nevyn
    The electric ar was a stupid idea, people think it's environmentally friendly because it dosn't produce CO2 but how is the electricity made in the power station, BY BURNING FOSSIL FUELS
    Nevyn, a growing number of power plants are mainly Nuclear. Thus, not harming the environment at all (only nuclear waste will, but that's all stored deep within the ground).

    Plus, the amount of chemcials thrown into the air by fossil fuel plants (such as coal) is a lot less than a few thousand cars. Especially with filters attached to prevent pollution from getting to dense in the air.
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