Indoor plumbing, outdoor public toilets (which there was quite a flap about
on taxation), and homes with very very very large baths that were quite the
thing. Not only from a hygiene point of view, but also from a social point.
Quite the change many centuries before the Middle Ages when people bathed
How about hanging up your key ring, or putting it in your pocket?
Pain in the ass, ain't it?
You don't have to plug your Volt in at work.
If your work round trip is beyond the the Volt range, you have choices
without plugging in at work.
1. Don't buy a Volt.
2. Let the IC engine kick in for part of the trip.
I know electric heat is more expensive than fuel heat (at least in NYS). I'm
guessing electric travel is more expensive. And then, the question of how
many miles on a fill up, and how expensive the batteries when they die. With
all those concerns, I'll stick with gasoline or diesel vehicles.
Heating stuff by running electricity through some wire is not an
efficient way to produce heat. It's more efficient to use the
electricity to run electric motors in a heat pump. At least, that's the
way we heat water in our building. Burning fuel in an internal
combustion engine is not an efficient way to produce rotary motion.
Isn't most of it wasted heat?
On Mon, 5 Dec 2011 08:08:51 -0500, "Stormin Mormon"
It is cheaper to run as the IC engine is not very efficient. The
initial cost though, makes it prohibitive. I had the cost some time
back and the payback for me is something like 28 years. I forget the
numbers so I'm not going to guess here.
From what I've read, the heat and AC is not very good either, as you'd
expect. I want some comfort in my 25 mile commute.
If the initial cost can be competitive in a small car, it would be
good for the city commuter, the trip to the supermarket type of trip.
That day may come, but it is not here yet.
My assumption is that the electric car will come to pass simply
because it's going to be a lot cheaper and simpler and faster and
more profitable to manufacture and sell. Technology moves fast these
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