sammyk: born_yesterday: sammyk: The sweet spot for electric cars is the daily commuter. The Tesla model s has a 300 mile range. That is enough for the longest daily commute most could imagine with power to spare. Plug it in when you get home and its fully charged in the morning. Most families have more than one car as well. So you have a car that runs on gas for the long trips. Or rent one.While I fully support the development of this technology, I would hate to find myself with a car low on charge and in the middle of an emergency that shuts down the power grid (especially for an extended period).You really think our power system is so unreliable that you would have an issue like that? Something like an ice storm or hurricane would give you advance warning. You would have time to make sure its fully charged.
pivazena: Not that I'm going to tell you how to live your life,but if you work from home and wife has an 80-mile commute, isn't it the more environmentally friendly thing to move closer to where she works?
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