5 Roadblocks for Electric Cars

Chevy, Ford, and Nissan are all debuting electric models over the next year, but are Americans ready? Eric Jaffe considers why not.

Though G.E. has ordered 25,000 new electric cars, widespread acceptance of the technology is anything but certain, writes Jaffe. He notes problems ranging from the daunting sticker price to simple human resistance to change. For the average consumer, lack of public infrastructure support may be the largest hinderance, says Jaffe:

"Far and away the biggest concern of potential electric buyers is range anxiety, or the fear of running out of power far from home. Public charging stations are few and far between at present."

Tomorrow, Jaffe will present five counter-arguments.

Full Story: Five Reasons Electric Cars Will Have Trouble Catching On



Better cars => more sprawl

The electric is an expensive diversion that will do nothing for the economy or the environment. Meanwhile it will occupy the psychic energy of a lot of environmentally friendly people in wasteful, wishful thinking.

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