Israel Is Set to Promote the Use of E...

Israel Is Set to Promote the Use of Electric Cars

There are 4 comments on the New York Times story from Jan 21, 2008, titled Israel Is Set to Promote the Use of Electric Cars. In it, New York Times reports that:

“You buy a car to go an infinite distance, and we need to create the same feeling for an electric car - that you can fill it up when you stop or sleep and go an infinite distance.”

Israel , tiny and bereft of oil, has decided to embrace the electric car. On Monday, the Israeli government will announce its support for a broad effort to promote the use of electric cars, embracing a joint ... via New York Times

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Jean Bennington

Silver Spring, MD

#1 Jan 22, 2008
I can not wait until I have the ability to purchase an electric car.

From article-
'Mr. Agassi’s company, Project Better Place of Palo Alto, Calif., will provide the lithium-ion batteries, which will be able to go 124 miles per charge, and the infrastructure necessary to keep the cars going — whether parking meter-like plugs on city streets or service stations along highways, where, in a structure like a car wash, exhausted batteries will be removed and fresh ones inserted.'(cont..

This is great, especially for what a second car is used for- short trips, well within the range.

This is great!

From the article-

“Israel is a perfect test tube” for the electric car, he said.“The beauty of this is that you have a real place where you can get real human reactions. In Israel they can control the externalities and give it a chance to flourish or fail. It needs to be tested, and Agassi is to be commended for testing it and the Israeli government for trying it.”

Agree. Way to go.....
James Shortz

Beach Haven, NJ

#2 Jan 22, 2008
Jean Bennington

Elkton, MD

#3 Jan 23, 2008
James Shortz wrote:
Thank you, James Shortz, for the excellent link.

I will order the book and go to C-Span for the interview.

Energy Victory
Winning the War on Terror by Breaking Free of Oil
by Robert Zubrin

Robert Zubrin argues that the United States is subsidizing a war against itself because of its dependence on oil, a resource controlled by its enemies. He says that if Congress passed a law requiring all new cars sold in the United States to be flexible fueled, OPEC's control on the world's transportation fuel supply would be diminished.


I have often wondered exactly what the real cost of gasoline is per gallon. I think the price on the pump is just a small part of the total.
James Shortz

Beach Haven, NJ

#4 Jan 23, 2008
Zubrin has all the right answers

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