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President has announced a goal of having one electric cars on American by 2015. The administration has allocated billion in “stimulus” money to production of them, along the batteries and other components they use.

Unfortunately, cars are about to do a barrier into economic reality, and all the in the world won’t be able to them. The taxpayers’ $2.4 is destined to join Obama’s million investment in solar-panel Solyndra at the bottom of the crony-capitalism rat hole.

The Nissan Leaf is the first “battery electric vehicle” It uses state-of-the-art lithium Despite this, the Leaf no sense at all. It costs than twice as much vs. $17,250) as a comparable Nissan but it is much less capable.

The accelerates more slowly a Versa and has only about 25% of the

At $0.11/KWH for electricity and $4.00/gallon for you would have to drive the 164,000 miles to recover its purchase cost. Counting the miles to payback is 197,000 Because it is almost impossible to a Leaf more than 60 a day, the payback with would take more nine years.

However, is not the biggest problem with

On Wednesday, Jan. 26 a major hit Washington D.C. Ten-mile commutes took four If there had been a million cars on American roads at the every single one of them in the DC would have ended up on the side of the road, dead.

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And, before they ran out of their drivers would been forced to turn off the and the headlights in a desperate effort to eek out a few miles of range.

This the biggest drawback of BEVs, is not range, but refueling time. A few spent at a gas station will a conventional car 300 to 400 miles of range. In it takes 20 hours to completely a Nissan Leaf from house current.

An extra-cost 240V charger this time to 8 hours. are expensive 480V chargers can cut this time to 4 hours, but cautions that using very often will the life of the car’s batteries.

No some conventional cars ran out of gas trapped in the massive traffic that occurred in and around the capital the night of January 26. a two-gallon can of gasoline can get a stalled car moving again in a few minutes. In every dead BEV would had to be loaded on flatbed tow truck and somewhere for many hours of before it could be driven

Nissan claims that the of a Leaf is about 100 miles. in their three-month extended test, Car and Driver magazine an average range from a charge of 58 miles. Cold and fast driving can shorten to as little as 30 miles.

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