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Old 12-22-2017, 12:46 PM   #55 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Hersbird View Post
But the battery is really has a poor amount of energy storage compared to the weight. A Tesla battery weighs what, 1200 pounds? That's 150 gallons of gas or on the other side a Tesla's 300 mile range would only require 8 gallons of gas or 65 pounds of fuel in a under 30 pound container, under 100 pounds total. That's what makes a great mobile source of energy, lots of energy in a light weight.
Sure, for many use cases, fossil fuels make more sense. I wouldn't go on a road trip in an EV.

For other uses, such as in town transportation, an EV can have a lower total cost of ownership, less maintenance, and no time spent at the pump. It's way easier to plug in a car at home than to periodically visit a petrol station.

To say that either battery electric or petrol is superior in all use cases would be incorrect. It would probably also be incorrect to say that fossil fuels will be the dominant energy storage medium in the somewhat near future (my lifetime).

EV will be a great technology for things like delivery trucks since they make frequent stops, sit in traffic, and are constantly changing speeds.
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