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The economic realities of electric car?
I think that the phrase 'if all the problems could be worked out' has equal validity when applied to either technology.

The bottom line is that the most likely way those problems are likely to be worked out is if there is a multitude of well-funded actors working to solve them and - barring a unexpected breakthrough at a university or national lab somewhere - that sort of development usually takes place through the private sector. Which in this case means the companies working to make battery powered cars. But in order to develop them, and advance the technology, there has to be an ongoing and growing market for them.

It's really a type of feedback loop.

Fuel cells may eventually develop to the point where they compete with and/or supplant batteries or batteries may eventually develop such that the issues of battery life etc. are resolved or improved where they dominate.


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RE: The economic realities of electric car? - by Drashner1 - 01-19-2018, 11:55 AM

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