Thursday, September 28, 2006

The Electric Car

An interesting movie: Who Killed the Electric Car?

It's ironic that the American government subsidizes huge SUVs that give more money and support to Arab dictators while the technology to make an electric car that can go from zero to sixty in under four seconds sits around unused for one reason or another. Even if it's not quite economically sound politicians could subsidize it or at least subsidize it as much as they do other vehicles. That would be cheaper than trying to stabilize the Middle East, although we should do that for other reasons.

Anyway, if you care to argue the efficacy or desirability of electric cars then leave me a comment and I'll argue the issue with you. Perhaps a first reaction: "Say, we're still polluting because we get electric from coal plants or somethin'." Etc.

A more appropriate title for the movie would be "Who crushed the electric car?" given the fact that GM recalled and crushed their electric cars and apparently Ford and Toyota are doing the same.

Oh well.

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