Originally Posted by flamingoyster
The only energy required for this fuel comes from water (it doesn't have to be fresh water), CO2 and sunlight. Seems like unlimited to me.
And you think solar is free? It's so expensive and inefficient compared to other energy sources that some countries (I'm looking at you, Czech Republic) force their citizens to buy solar power when accessible because otherwise the companies that produce the solar energy would go bankrupt because of how much more expensive their product is compared to other services.
Have you researched why solar energy is "expensive"? Solar energy is the most efficient energy source out there, in fact there's more energy in 1 hour of sunlight than the whole planet consumes in a year.
Originally Posted by XNine
Sad to say, that the electricity that they think will make cars more efficient still takes fossil fuels to generate.
This actually takes the polluttion made by fossil fuels, and re-uses them. To hell with electric cars.
Not necessarily, you don't need any fossil fuels to make electricity (in the current paradigm, we do, yes. but that's because we generate electricity using inefficient methods like oil, coal or Canadian tar sands.), there are many energy sources that can generate energy that require no fossil fuels. Like geothermal, wave, tidal or solar.
Also one thing you haven't considered about electric cars is that they don't need a combustion engine, therefore they can accelerate as fast as the energy input allows them. So they're actually pretty cool.
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Edited by ilam3d - 1/18/11 at 9:37am