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#7 - sisupisici (06/05/2012) [+] (31 replies)
First the electric engine is simply better than internal combustion engine. Second, the electric companies know how to handle their fumes, also it is not compulsory that they make electricity with fossil fuels. they can use water, solar, nuclear energy etc.
#37 - magicgiraffe (06/05/2012) [+] (9 replies)
Fixed.
User avatar #40 to #37 - dedaluminus (06/05/2012) [-]
-17 hours later- Hey look, I'm half done!
#4 - anonymous (06/05/2012) [+] (3 replies)
Yay Norway then, 99% of our electricity comes from hydro power. Though we sell some of it and import electricity produced from coal
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#12 - frodothetroll **User deleted account** has deleted their comment [+] (4 replies)
#16 to #12 - epicbaconfist (06/05/2012) [-]
Global warming is a natural process that stops us from freezing, yet the human output of CO2 and other greenhouse gases is accelerating the heating effect to the point it's more damaging than beneficial. Anybody with a secondary school education knows that.
#156 - jedisquirrel (06/05/2012) [+] (4 replies)
User avatar #19 - jcbiddulph (06/05/2012) [+] (8 replies)
you do realise that due to the amount of emissions released in the manufacturing of hybrid cars, something like a Toyota prius is worse than a 4.0 Jeep wrangler for the first 40 thousand miles?
#223 - twatmissile (06/06/2012) [+] (1 reply)
ohhhh, i didnt know we get our electricity from electric cars.
#112 - anonymous (06/05/2012) [-]
#67 - radioactivemilk (06/05/2012) [+] (5 replies)
Am I the only one who thinks global warming/ Climate change etc. Is a load of ******** !?
User avatar #71 to #67 - kuchikirukia (06/05/2012) [-]
No, you are not the only ignorant person in the world.
#206 - usedtobeemo (06/05/2012) [+] (3 replies)
This was explained in a Bill Nye video, I know what I'm talking about


When thousands of people drive a regular gas powered car, their pollution is spread across the area that those cars are used. But if people use electric cars, the pollution can be released in one area, and have a chance to be semi filtered before being put into the atmosphere.
User avatar #205 - slowbrowen (06/05/2012) [-]
Cell phones batteries are made from Rhodium, which is obtained via deforestation and child slave labor in Africa

Forests in Asia are being cut down to provide KFC with Chicken Buckets and Napkins.

People ******* suck.
#202 - baditch (06/05/2012) [-]
Most people who drive electric cars don't know where the electricity comes from.
#242 - huntertde (06/06/2012) [+] (2 replies)
I eat only organic
#136 - anonymous (06/05/2012) [+] (2 replies)
you want truly clean transportation? get a ******* bike.
User avatar #47 - zarcos (06/05/2012) [+] (7 replies)
it is cleaner than burning fuel if it's efficient enough.
#227 - tharsian (06/06/2012) [+] (4 replies)
Sorry JasonGar, you're not as smart as you might think.

Internal combustion engines are at their best approximately 15% efficient ( en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internal_combustion_engine#Energy_efficiency )
While an electric motor is upwards of 85% efficient ( www.engineeringtoolbox.com/electrical-motor-efficiency-d_655.html )


If we take a hypothetical 100% coal-fired power grid mixture:
The most common power plant, the combined cycle turbines, get ~60% efficiency. ( en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Combined_cycle#Efficiency_of_CCGT_plants )
This is then transported at an average ~7% transmission loss over power lines to your home: ( en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electric_power_transmission#Losses )
It then charges the lithium-derivative power cells in the car at above 99% ( batteryuniversity.com/learn/article/charging_lithium_ion_batteries )

Aaaand then that power is utilized in a 85%+ efficient electric drivetrain as mentioned above.

Sorry bro, you don't win.


Someone in the comments below mentioned the Prius and its Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) batteries being very polluting. He's right. it utilized a lot of processes and smelting operations that well, were really **** . Thankfully, most if not all commercially marketed EVs use lithium ion, lithium polymer, or lithium iron phosphate batteries, which is made from a soft, non-toxic metal that is otherwise often prescribed as a health supplement that is then hydraulically extruded and yadda yadda, completely bypassing the battery toxicity issues.



EVs are the future.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=bERjkSTYOdU
www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJsMDsT8siU
#128 - slicerv (06/05/2012) [+] (1 reply)
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#236 - anonymous (06/06/2012) [+] (1 reply)
Yeah, that's steam that comes out of the stacks, not pollution. Nuclear power is very efficient, but it still sucks environmentally. They put all the used uranium in a hole in the ground filled with water which usually makes it out into the ecosystem again.
User avatar #58 - aceofshadows (06/05/2012) [+] (4 replies)
If everybody switches to electric cars, then where will our electricity come from?
#66 to #58 - mssofieg ONLINE (06/05/2012) [-]
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