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