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Electric Car Makers: Oregon Wants You - Green Inc. Blog - NYTimes.com

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

So imagine a million electric cars on US roads which all need to change these batteries in say 2015. Furthermore, changing the battery pack on say a Toyota Prius often costs a fortune, at least in most European countries, so such cars better be VERY cheap, but they’re not. Even if you charge your EV with electricity made from coal fired generators you reduce your car’s pollution by half.

Electric Cars and a Smarter Grid - Green Inc. Blog - NYTimes.com

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

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. “In 25 years from now, millions of buildings … will be constructed to serve as both ‘power plants’ and habitats,&# says writer and economist Jeremy Rifkin, who has advised governments and corporations on tackling climate change and energy security.

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