Tcdn
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Energy Crisis

Sat Jul 30, 2016 4:32 pm

A paper written by the University of Pittsburg about the energy crisis has taken two perspectives on EVs. On one hand the EV explosion will help eleviate the energy crisis issues around oil and the environmental impact it has on the earth to extract it, but on the other hand wind and solar power are not wide spread and not readily used in many parts of the world including the USA who uses a lot of coal energy - very bad for the environment

sam
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Re: Energy Crisis

Sat Jul 30, 2016 6:40 pm

The USA uses a lot of coal power but in the last few years they have increased their wind and solar energy by 30-40%

aidan
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Re: Energy Crisis

Sat Jul 30, 2016 7:25 pm

It is not just the USA. EVs are a huge market in so many other counties and those countries are not as eco friendly as North America or even parts of Northern Europe. We need to concentrate of global eco friendly.

aidan
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Re: Energy Crisis

Sat Jul 30, 2016 7:33 pm

A 2008 breakthrough may fulfill chemists’ goals to produce aclean and storable fuel by using excess electricity generated from renewable sources to cheaply produce hydrogen, which could then be used in fuel cells to power homes and cars.

Tessy
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Re: Energy Crisis

Sat Jul 30, 2016 8:17 pm

As energy technology improves we will fall away from totally relying on fossil fuels but the lithium advantages and disadvatages has to be determined. If it is cheaper to mine new lithium than to recycle it this may become a large issue for the environment

sam
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Re: Energy Crisis

Thu Aug 25, 2016 2:57 am

As with anything there's a lot of details to be worked out and these issues will most likely be addressed as they come up as versus staying ahead of them

voltage
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Re: Energy Crisis

Thu Aug 25, 2016 3:20 am

Cleaner energy sources are on the rise in North America so I don't really see it as a big problem for North America where as it maybe India and China

jimmyjon
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Re: Energy Crisis

Thu Sep 29, 2016 2:42 am

tommypress wrote:In the long run, EVs will have more advantages compared to their drawbacks.
For the most part I completely agree with that I worry sometimes that Society gets on the bandwagon and does not look deeper into the details but the electric vehicle is better than Vehicles run on gasoline hands down for the environment we just need to make the fine details better in manufacturing and how we produce the energy for them

new2evs
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Re: Energy Crisis

Thu Sep 29, 2016 11:58 pm

tommypress wrote:In the long run, EVs will have more advantages compared to their drawbacks.
I too have to agree as long as the perimeters of environmental stewardship are not forgotten. As it would seem right now manufacturers are paying attention

Tessy
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Re: Energy Crisis

Fri Oct 21, 2016 2:18 am

new2evs wrote:
tommypress wrote:In the long run, EVs will have more advantages compared to their drawbacks.
I too have to agree as long as the perimeters of environmental stewardship are not forgotten. As it would seem right now manufacturers are paying attention

To watch this evolve is quite positive.

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