« Old pipes vs. bottled water | Main | Turn the Heat Down, or Leave It on When Gone? What's Best, Mr. Green Santa? »

December 09, 2010


Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

Jim stACk

Interesting answer on electric vehicles but your missing some very important facts.
An EV normally recharges at night, Off Peak. Currently a lot of power is wasted and excess at night so it doesn't cause any pollution to use this excess electricity. This happen because you can't tuen off or ramp down a nuclear, coal or even hydro power plant.

Even if an EV runs on 100% coal studies have shown it's 4 times cleaner than a gas or diesel car. You can regenerate while stopping and slowing down and make and save energy. Try that with any other type of vehicle.

We can add a lot more intermittent sources of clean power like wind which makes most of it's energy at night. Plugin vehicles can store and also release their stored cleam American power. V2G Vehicle to GRID is possible and being done right now by ACPropulsion and google.

It's a whole new world in an EVworld !

kia dealers indianapolis

In the situation of our planet today, we do need these EV vehicles to lessen the Carbon gas in our atmosphere. if we use these vehicles we will benefit so much on its effect. Take for example the gasoline will lower its prices, same with the commodities and other goods. But we should know that not all the time we can use electric vehicles. We should be open on the circumstances that we need gasoline fueled vehicle for transport and travel.


IMHO, EVs should come with solar panels pre-installed on the vehicle roof top out from factory. Hence, during the day, the sun will help to charge up the vehicle, and it will only consume electricity at night.


great story.

The comments to this entry are closed.

Got a question for Mr. Green? Submit your question.

Back to Mr. Green Index Page

User comments or postings reflect the opinions of the responsible contributor only, and do not reflect the viewpoint of the Sierra Club. The Sierra Club does not endorse or guarantee the accuracy of any posting. The Sierra Club accepts no obligation to review every posting, but reserves the right (but not the obligation) to delete postings that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate.

Sierra Club® and "Explore, enjoy and protect the planet"® are registered trademarks of the Sierra Club. © 2022 Sierra Club. The Sierra Club Seal is a registered copyright, service mark, and trademark of the Sierra Club. Content © Copyright Sierra Club

PRIVACY POLICY | Terms and Conditions of Use