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      11-20-2017, 01:11 PM   #45
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I guess from my perspective, the battery is simply another 'fuel' tank and the cost to get the E (generation and transmission) to the EV (together will life cycle disposal issues) via infrastructure is still there, just different - I do believe that overall the environmental impact is still net positive in regard emissions but both technologies still have too big a carbon footprint - we will be in this mixed transition phase for a while yet - small step changes.

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Originally Posted by jmg View Post
I would say, again, that the EV is merely a new way to deliver energy to the wheels without an on board fuel tank. Whatever that technology may be in the future that replaces fossil fuel, generating it at strategic locations and delivery to the customer without having to transport solid, liquid, or gas (as in air) seems more efficient.
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