[LINK] Electric vehicles and generation

Michael Still mikal at stillhq.com
Sun Jul 23 08:49:02 AEST 2006

Antony Barry wrote:
> On 22/07/2006, at 8:33 PM, Kim Holburn wrote:
>>  Electric Cars and Their Discontents
>> http://backslash.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=06/07/21/174214
> What made the most sense was the comment that there is no way you are 
> going to get high power and range. Batteries are suitable for short 
> range vehicles. The best thing on this was 
> http://hardware.slashdot.org/comments.pl?cid=15749244&sid=191653&tid=232 
> which involved a vehicle with a 100cc diesel motor which was used for 
> battery recharging rather than propulsion.

(I haven't read this entire thread, so I apologize if this has already 
been mentioned).

The target market doesn't care about range. The average Silicon Valley 
commute is less than 20 miles a day, and that's the target market for 
these electric cars. California has been actively pursuing technologies 
like this for a while because of concerns about air pollution.


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