Sunday, July 16, 2006

A realistic alternative to gas guzzlers

Hybrids are starting to pick up steam. But, none of them are even close to being as cost effecient as your average vehicle. Finally someone is taking steps in what I believe is the most practical solution. The electric car has been overlooked while other technologies hit the media. Fuel Cell, Hydrogen, and Ethanol are all very expensive and will require a massive investment in infrastructure. The obvious drawbacks of electric vehicles are the batteries. They are becoming more feasible with new technologies and the first serious electric car company Tesla looks very promising. I won't be buying a non-gasoline vehicle anytime soon, I'd guess at least 20 years, unless there are some major leaps in technological breakthroughs.

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