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Electric vehicles won't rule the road until at least 2040, says US government

  1. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,241   +1,549

    I wish the value of platinum and gold would disappear. We don't need them to maintain ones value. The use of Bitcoins is proof of that. It is not the gold/platinum that holds value. It is the exchange rate between peoples desires that hold value.

    We might as well release all materials that hold great value to be used elsewhere. Such as innovation that normally wouldn't be feasible because of material cost. But yet here we are with hordes of gold locked away for safe keeping, when it could be used for future benefits.
     
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  2. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,058   +918

    I agree. Well said.
     
  3. ekg84

    ekg84 TS Rookie

    Exactly my thoughts, no matter how packed with technology new car is, if there is a tank full of explosive liquid in there - that car obsolete. As much as I love v8 rumble I believe that its time to move forward. Internal combustion engines have been with us for over century and its time for them to go. If small Californian company in 2013 is capable of designing and producing an electric car with 300 mile range - one can only imagine what will be possible by 2040. No matter how much people resist the change - its gonna happen. Its called progress, baby. Batteries will become better and cheaper in next 10 years. Even existing Lithium ion technology can be improved on producing cheaper battery that lasts twice as long.

    And I'm having hard time believing that gasoline will cost $4 a gallon in 2040. That notion is just ludicrous.
     
  4. "electric vehicles won't rule the road until at least 2040"

    I doubt before 2040 there's still gasoline left for us to buy.. :D
     
  5. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,241   +1,549

  6. @Clifford
    so in the end, US will be the last when everyone else depleted their oil..
    omg, Clifford, you've just leaked US' most top secret, your information violating US national security!! (joking) hahaha
     


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