Electric Cars and a Smarter Grid - Green Inc. Blog - NYTimes.com
Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven
APRIL 16, 2009
The vision is fuelled by the fear of climate change and the need to find green alternatives to dirty coal, unpopular nuclear power and unreliable gas imports from Russia. Are we going to burn more oil, natural gas, or (gasp) coal to produce it? So, the used batteries are almost arbitrarily cheap since an arbitrarily large fraction of their cost of production can be loaded on their use in transportation. The coal ash is known to have many toxic metals and other pollutants.