woah i didnt know that thats amazing. though that does bring out some other good things about EV. they dont have to work as hard to pick up speed. no mechanical engine chugging to push the car. so the mechanical friction is reduced as well. making them very impressive when it comes to speed.
WOW, I have never read such a lopsided one way to make everyone think their way of life is positive write up.
You can look up the details yourself, but the largest Lithium mine in the world, now owned by the Chinease and yet destroying a way of life for hundred of years is in Chile. The lithium lays under one of the worlds largest sources of natural salt. To get the lithium out, they are destroying the salt plains and how the local tribes have made money selling what is considered to be one of the purest and best salts around.
I have to wave the flag on this report! 15% impact my ass, like anything in looking at works cited, while only looking at 5 of the 26 cited, it is very clear this is one persons interpretation of the data. The reports I looked at clearly state there is not enough data to really gauge the impact especially once the material is taken out of the ground, refined and then made into a battery as well as recovery, etc.
But clear we will have various different camps on which technology is the next logical step.
For me, CNG is the next logical step and as Ocnblue has pointed out, once battery technology gets to a point of having a normal car battery in size with a 300 mile range, then we can truly say electric is the way to go. Till then, it is a commuter car special only IMO.
so you want an electric car that runs on the same size battery as a normal car? if i read this correctly you are out of your freakin mind. to ask for that as a must is stupid. the point of the large battery is to get the distance. a battery the size of a normal car battery no matter what you do would only get you a couple of miles. nothing on earth can change that. the distance is NOT A PROBLEM. a 300 mile range isnt unthinkable but what they need to focus on now is faster charging. (new breakthroughs have proven to give us a 15 minuet charge time. thats amazing compared to the hours it took before.) they also need to focus on more efficient ways of keeping the car charged longer. the regenerative breaks are a good step. just little things to get those extra few miles out. these are the things they should be working at not making a battery the size of a normal car battery. im not saying CNG is evil and we shouldn't look into it at all. but in my opinion the electric is a better option. again this is MY opinion. to simply write off the electric car is close minded. and lets face it even if the electric car met your outrageous requirements you people STILL wouldnt buy into it because "durrr its not furst and loud gotta have me that speed and gotta hear dem pipes roar"