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Greening The Car - Can We Really Do It?


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Cal
- 581 days ago - theecologist.org
Motorists have been slow to embrace electric vehicles, but gradually they are starting to find their way onto the roads.



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Daniel Partlow (189)
Tuesday December 18, 2012, 5:11 am
Wish the cost would come down some. Also the range should be extended. I am sure they can do it!
 

John S. (297)
Tuesday December 18, 2012, 5:23 am
Noted, but I prefer not having a car.
 

pam w. (191)
Tuesday December 18, 2012, 8:18 am
OF COURSE we can do it! If the auto industry would climb out of bed with the oil industry....and if they both focused on finding alternatives to gasoline and standard engines....we could do it!
 

. (0)
Tuesday December 18, 2012, 8:49 am
The only way for the cost to go down, I would think, is for the cost to go up, by reducing government subsidies for big oil. This also means gas would go up, but we need to do it.
 

Tom Tree (254)
Tuesday December 18, 2012, 9:15 am
We Can Really Do It !
 

Brian M. (145)
Tuesday December 18, 2012, 10:29 am
The personal vehicle is, by definition, not particularly green. We need to redesign our cities to make them more neighborhood oriented so that people can walk to work, dining out, shopping, etc. We also need to put millions of Americans to work rebuilding our nation's infrastructure to support more mass transit. Mass transportation is much more energy efficient for moving people from home to work and other locations. The difficulty of mass transit's return lies in the century of brainwashing that the American people have received to keep them enamored of the personal automobile. We love to blame the government and big business for everything that's wrong...primarily because they have actually created so much of the mess; but the real obstacle to change is the American people, themselves, who may be too selfish and spoiled to make the changes necessary to push business and government in the right direction. We can expect no progress either on making electric cars more accessible or popular to Americans, much less implementing mass transit, until large numbers of Americans actually demand change.

You don't have to keep subsidizing Big Oil. Quit using your car. Switch to a more eco-friendly alternative.Biking and walking are good for the health and the planet. Mass transit where such an option exists is much more eco-friendly than the personal automobile. Demand more of your government and the corporations that run your government.
 

Birgitta S. (221)
Tuesday December 18, 2012, 10:57 am
like Tom Tree said -TY
 

Dave C. (212)
Tuesday December 18, 2012, 11:42 am
we love our Chevy Volt......not totally electric,but does well even in cold MN winters....
 

Ana Fontan (16)
Tuesday December 18, 2012, 1:48 pm
Noted. Thank you!
 

Les M. (5)
Tuesday December 18, 2012, 1:56 pm
i was so surprised when i saw the electric car charging stations in front of MOM's Organic Market. i think that the public worry about being somewhere and needing to charge up. as far as not having a car, that wouldn't work for us. we have a hybrid, which is better than doing nothing.
 

Debra B. (24)
Tuesday December 18, 2012, 4:03 pm
Thanks
 

John B. (215)
Tuesday December 18, 2012, 9:28 pm
Thanks Cal for the link to the article by Gavin Haines. A very informative article with the pros and cons expressed quite well. Read and noted.
 

Suheyla C. (229)
Wednesday December 19, 2012, 8:46 am
Thanks
 

Patricia H. (468)
Wednesday December 19, 2012, 12:32 pm
noted
 
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