The Electric Vehicle (EV) another failed Green idea, that now even the Greens admit is only as Green as the power source that generated the electricity.
The Electric Car has been just around the corner for over a century, an advert from 1907 has an electric car, The Fritchie, which was supposed to go as far as, wait for this, 100 miles the maximum range quoted for many of today’s electric cars.
Neither history, nor Google remember The Fritchie, so it was never a sales success, most likely early 20th century motorists were put off the idea by the initial purchase price of car, the service life and cost of replacement batteries, the lack of charging points and range anxiety, the mile range is an ideal world maximum, real range averages out about 66% of the ideal world figure for modern EVs.
The Green meme has always been EVs are zero emissions, which is as always, with all things touted by Green environmentalists a partial truth. Read the rest of this entry
The Electric Car is yet another example of the absurd Green tokenism that will never work, an artificial market created by Governments, heavily dependent upon tax payer subsidy like all Green ideas, thus far all attempts to create a global market for electric cars have failed.
Britain in common with many countries in the world, has more charging points than there are Electric Vehicles (EV) on the road, the few EVs sold in Britain in the last year have been sold to rich city dwellers who can afford the cost of an EV, normally around £30000. Anyone who buys an EV gets £5000 back in tax payer funded Green subsidy, which as the House of Commons Transport Select Committee has warned results in ordinary tax payers subsidising the rich, so they can be Green and fluffy.
Despite the problems of cost, range anxiety and the length of time it takes for a recharge, sales of EVs in Britain are expected to double in 2013, according to website nextgreencar.com: Read the rest of this entry