28 Sep '11, 5pm

DoE Says Electric Cars Crucial To Cutting Dependence On Oil

I recently saw an interesting article that pointed out how foreign oil for transportation could be replaced by methanol and ethanol produced from natural gas and coal. Presumably existing cars could be modified to use the new fuels. As for future energy sources, wind is kaput, and solar, who knows? The future of energy is Thorium. Period. A NJ company is right now developing a 500 pound Thorium reactor that can power a vehicle - a single gram of harmless Thorium can provide enough electricity for over 200,000 miles of driving. The implications are so profound that the EV subsidies should be invested in that technology instead. It will make current EV/battery powered technology completely obsolete.

Full article: http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1066652_doe-says-elec...

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