Originally Posted by jauguston
You have brainwashed if you believe electric cars are the answer to air polution. All a electric car does is relocate the point of polution from its tail pipe to the location of the smoke stack of the natural gas or coal fired generating plant that created the electricity that car is using.
There is really no practical replacement for oil in the forseeable futire. A big step would be to get busy and build nuclear power plants as fast as we can build them. Tough to do with the powerful enviromental lobby. sadly there are no easy answers. When ever we ride our HT powered bike instead of drive a car we can say we do our small part.
Yeah, unless everyone had bicycles that were turned into generators, and just rode the bike to power the car, but then it would create pollution to make the bikes, and the cars, unless the factories were solar powered, but then it creates pollution for the solar panel company to make the solar panels, in todays world, there is no escaping pollution, reducing, yes, not eliminating. Geothermal would be the best option, we would have little need for gas, coal, petroleum would still be used, unless everything would made of wood instead of plastic.