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Old 05-19-17, 05:57 PM
Sykotyk Sykotyk is offline
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I personally don't think any industry should be 'saved' just because we already have it. Horse breeders, trainers, etc didn't rail against the automobile because it would put them out of work. Nor do I think the petro industry should if a mass switch to electric cars (due to prices/convenience/etc) were to make it the preferable option.

Mass produced electricity is much more efficient than hundreds of thousands of individual combustion engines with verying degrees of conservation of that energy toward the actual use of propelling the vehicle.

The big issue still is, however, the environmental costs of the batteries needed to power said electric vehicles.
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