Is The Electric Car Push Oversold? Asks CNBC


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During the past couple of months after "Big Power" discovered that they could gain zillions of government research grant bucks and at the same time position themselves as number one replacement for "Big Oil", the Power Industry has put tremendous effort into helping create an Electric Vehicle frenzy, and to crown EV's as "The" solution to our energy woes.

While gullible politicians and a Pollyanna-ish public have had their eyes taken off a real and quick path to freedom from oil, not 25 years from now but now...Ethanol.
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CNBC Editorial: Is The Electric Car Push Oversold?

New York Wednesday, 16 Dec 2009; Phil LeBeau writing for CNBC reported that the comments this week by Audi of America President Johan de Nysschen about President Obama's administration pushing electric cars is one that will no doubt get the attention of many in the auto industry. The message essentially comes down to this: While Washington may be in love with the idea of electric cars, there's plenty more that can be done with cars powered by diesel.

He's right. But I doubt that will make a difference.

De Nysschen is correct in his belief that it will be many, many years before electric cars truly pay off. Sure, there are going to be early adopters, and the number of electric cars will steadily increase. Plus, there is no doubt battery technology is improving and both the cost and performance of electric cars will become more attractive to buyers in the years to come. That said the true electric "revolution" on the road is still far off.

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