26 Jan '12, 1pm

Slow progress for electric cars, but new battery technologies will mean future success #EVs #hybrids #automobiles

"Since the Obama administration offered subsidies to ease the EVs way forward, the early sales performance became the target of political attacks," The subsidies were put in place by the Bush administration. The Obama administration was attacked because that's just what the conservatives and the media seem to do in this country. Posted by Buzz on 26 Jan 2012 Federal and state governments give electric car owners tax breaks and credits to buy their vehicles as well as special freeway lanes even though there’s no evidence they’ve done anything positive for the environment in return. In fact, the mining, heavy metals, and other side effects of electric car production and operation are likely worse for the environment when compared to traditional gasoline-powered vehicles, and will be for some time, at least according to a National Academies report. Electric vehicle subsidies ...

Full article: http://e360.yale.edu/feature/for_the_electric_car_a_slow_...

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