Originally Posted by willwren
13 Optima batteries have to be replaced every 1-4 years.
Do the math at $150 apiece, and the environmental impact of that. Not to mention that fossil fuels generate most of the electricity in the US.
I'm not trying to argue, I'm just saying that the immediate effect of the electric car is not why people get into the technology. It'* the fact that we have to find alternatives. All the automakers using alternatives to fossil fuels know they aren't doing anything good yet, but creating the technology, taking that step forward, and putting these methods into production is what is important. It'* better we develop an electric car now so that we can advance our battery technology in the future.
That said, I'd rather deal with the small weekly cost of fuel than a huuuuuge battery bill every year or so.
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