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Electric cars?
tikiskip
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Joined: Nov 26, 2005
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Posted: 2016-03-14 07:21 am   Permalink

Forget where this came up on TC but the electric car needs SOME kind of power to run.
And if you get an electric car to save the earth from the emissions of a gas car think about this.
Electricity is often made by coal, also under attack, but coal has it own emissions.

AND if you get a hybrid car to try to get away from being under the thumb of some other nation, the day we have a car that runs on one gallon of gas is the day gas goes up to $30.00 dollars a gallon.

Professors and universities get paid to do studies on things, and the kind of studies that bring in the most dollars are studies that talk of doom and gloom.
Nobody pays to hear all is well, and there is no money in that anyway.

And if you think that wind and solar, hydro is going to provide enough power for all our cars think again.

Via OSU
"drain and the electric vehicle
If the demand for electric vehicles continues its expected rise, power grid losses and brown-outs could become the new norm by 2020 as drivers increasingly charge up for travel. In new research, Ohio State electrical and computer engineers call for an "urgent need" to expand public EV charging stations nationwide, while simultaneously prepping power grid infrastructure to handle the added stress. Assistant Professor Jiankang Wang, with students JongChan Choi (left) and Danielle Meyer, published their solution in the latest IEEE Xplore"

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tikiskip
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Joined: Nov 26, 2005
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Posted: 2016-03-14 07:38 am   Permalink

With electric cars you will need a lot more batteries these too are hazardous to environment.

Batteries
Why are they hazardous?

As indicated above, rechargeable batteries contain numerous chemicals such as nickel, cadmium, and lead. If thrown in the trash, these chemicals can contaminate surface and groundwater supplies.

In California, the Rechargeable Battery Recycling Act requires all retailers that sell rechargeable batteries to take them back and recycle them (a great example of product stewardship). If you notice that a store doesn't seem to be participating, don't be afraid to remind the staff about the law! You could also contact us to let us know!

Automotive Batteries

Vehicle batteries are wet-cell batteries. They are most commonly lead-acid in their chemistry type. Both lead and acid (sulfuric acid) are hazardous, so be sure to handle old batteries with care.

In addition to the collection sites listed below, many auto parts stores and service centers will recycle your old battery when you purchase a new one (a great example of product stewardship). Call ahead to confirm.


 
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