BB. wrote: »
At this moment in time, most (~95%?) Hydrogen gas is reformed from Natural Gas.
solar_dave wrote: »
I call bull! plus how much pollution/electricity is produced creating and transporting the gasoline.
dirtiest coal burning plants produce 2.18 lbs of co2 per kwh. average car produces 411 grams per mile of co2.
2.18 lbs = 988.831 grams.
i average 20kwh per 100 km... so per 100km running on dirtiest coal plants, volt produces 19.77662 kg of co2.
average car produces per 100 km, 25.5383481 kg of co2.
not to mention no2 and other greenhouse gases produced by ICE cars.
These articles really piss me off.
A volt running on, and i emphasize, THE DIRTIEST coal power STILLLLLLL produces about 13% less co2 emissions. again, not including all the other greenhouse gases.
Batteries...... almost completely recyclable.... yes, energy is used to MAKE the batteries but overall, the battery is nearly completely recyclable and (don't know for sure) i would bet that more energy is needed to create an ICE vehicle then an electric.
The author of the report needs to do some simple research... and use a calculator.
And of course our Volts use solar mostly in daylight hours to charge, more and more are adding solar to their homes.
Cariboocoot wrote: »
Electric cars would be great for the Vancouver area: low electricity costs (mostly nice, clean hydro), mild climate, and you wouldn't be burning up fuel while sitting in one of the infamous miles-long parking lots going nowhere slowly.
Up here ... forget it.
westbranch wrote: »
news Flash! Regular gas dropped to 104.9/L today here is the Puddle :cool: