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I don't understand why BEVs and PHEVs aren't included.
I'm betting it costs a coal plant just as much power to refine the gas that otherwise could be plugged right into a battery equiped car. I've seen comparisons on output from coal plants, natural gas plants, ect, But they don't make sense because none of them include the fact that gas still needs to be refined from the oil. What power is used then? If those plants were shut down, how many BEV's could people plug before taking the same amount of power?
Not to mention the cost to taxpayers to keep US warships patrolling the middle east to protect the oil we wouldn't have to buy or protect if more people had batteries. I'd rather pay my local power company than the middle east.
Oh, and power in my area is mostly hydroelectric. I've seen people say something about not mattering what area because electrons move from wherever, but power companies know if their buying or producing excess to sell, and my power company only buys during peak times. Their web site says 8% of their power is from other sources.
I've been thinking about installing a solar array on my roof to be one of their other sources, and charging my car with the sun. If I install enough to make a surplus, they'll pay me..
Can you do that with your Focus? Why burn anything and produce even more greenhouse gasses?
I swear this MSN "greenest" thing looks like it's owned by Exxon or something.
I agree with Mr. Anthrope. I would sell any of these cars and buy a second Chevy Volt for my wife.
MSN JUST KEEPS PUSHING THE GREEN CAR CRAP! HOW MUCH IS OBAMA PAYING MSN TO DO THIS?
IT'S OBVIOUS THIS IS BEING FORCED ON THE AMERICAN PEOPLE AND IF PEOPLE WANTED THEM THEY
WOULDN'T NEED BIG GOVT STIMULUS AND BAILOUTS! AND GREEN ELECTRIC CARS NEED OIL GAS AND COAL
TO RUN TO CHARGE YOUR STUPID EXPENSIVE TOXIC BATTERIES! WAIT TIL OBAMA'S ENERGY REGULATIONS
KICK IN YOU THINK GAS FUEL AND ENERGY IS EXPENSIVE NOW! HE SAID IT WOULD SKYROCKET! IT IS!