Easley's electric car initiative deserves full state support | ...

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The "Wolfpack Power Pack" has a nice ring to it. The benefits that could result if it becomes a reality would be far nicer still.
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Feb 15, 2008
 
"or even sell their unused power back to the companies"????? there will be NO unused power, they are not that efficient. if they generated excess power, why would there need to be recharging stations? they are not perpetual power generators...they are users.

and it better be a very efficient car if you plan on running the AC or heater on those days when the temperature is not to your liking. can you imagine the drain on your precious battery when you turn on the heated seat. OOOPPSS, can't have those...just lost 30 miles of range and did not make it to the recharging station because my butt was cold!

nice try on the solar recharging. batteries charging batteries??? who are you kidding? if cars become electric (or even a small portion) can you imagine the number of power plants that will need to be built to supplement the demand. we would basically be transferring the power generation from the individual car to the coal/nuclear/gas power plant. Utopia or Nirvana do not exist. ride a bike instead!!!
ncbengal

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#2
Feb 15, 2008
 
What's not to like? There's already a place for your golf clubs.
If I'm not mistaken, recharging releases significant quantities of hydrogen gas into the atmosphere.
RALphd

Arden, NC

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#3
Feb 15, 2008
 
Does anyone have any idea of the toxix byproducts thrown off in the production of solar cells.
lokel

Weaverville, NC

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#4
Feb 15, 2008
 
Governor Easley is clearly talking out of his posterior end!
Wahhhhh

Casar, NC

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#5
Feb 15, 2008
 
How much longer until we get rid of this corrupt SOB.

Since: May 07

Waynesville, NC

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#6
Feb 15, 2008
 
And how is the electricity generated?
Frank Rizzo

Raleigh, NC

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#7
Feb 15, 2008
 
Any plans on how the increased demand for electricity will be met?
When you think about it, these are really just coal powered cars!
Unless they are going to let us build more nuclear plants. Fat chance of that.
Bitter EX democrackkk

Asheville, NC

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#8
Feb 15, 2008
 
SEEeee, when we get taxpayers to PAY for electric car development, it gives them more ammunition for the MILEAGE driven TAX, that will be coming along with SIX NEW TOLL ROADS...all brought to you by CORRUPT DEMOCRACKKKS!!! Next time you see a democrackkk, SLAP them hard!
dmw

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#10
Feb 16, 2008
 
Days in a row this opinion has come out in different versions but the basic questions have not been answered: Where is the power to charge these vehicles going to come from?(tree huggers and communities and even other states are stopping any new power plants being built - even though we - nc - are at our limits of power production) We need more power just to heat our homes and to prepare for the growing population. Who is going to produce these vehicles?( Is NC going to build a production plant?) How is it that after 25+ years of study, experiementation, and failures of battery technology that easly believes this can be done in ONLY 5 years!! Only 5 years to study, invent, produce the batteries - design test, build a plant and produce the cars - Build the infrastructure statewide to charge and maintain the cars - and build the damn power plants the will be needed to meet the demand!!! Who is he talking to?

Since: Nov 07

Hickory, NC

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#11
Feb 16, 2008
 
The bigger point is that Mike Easley just wants something else to tax. This is one of the worst Governors this state has ever had.

“Support Carolina Stompers!”

Since: Feb 08

Buncombe County

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#12
Feb 16, 2008
 
You have figured it out! You are correct Darcel!!!!
doc from mars hill

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Feb 16, 2008
 
Darcel wrote:
The bigger point is that Mike Easley just wants something else to tax. This is one of the worst Governors this state has ever had.
You are absolutely correct--"Weasley" is the worst governor ever, yet the people here were ignorant enough to re-elect him. I just can't figure that one out!

He apparently is just pandering to the "enviro" folks (maybe he is setting himself up for a future presidential run?), which is fine, except that most of the proponents of electric cars have no clue that the power from "plugging in" doesn't really come from the wall outlet. The spent batteries are also a serious set of toxins for landfills and incinerators too. At this time, electric is not the way to go, unless it is generated by nuclear or hydro power, which are basically emissions-free. Darn!

Since: Nov 07

Hickory, NC

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#16
Feb 17, 2008
 
That is why we need People like Don Yelton! We need to drag the facts out into the light.
shur

Baton Rouge, LA

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#17
Apr 14, 2008
 
Would anyone here like to compare the energy conversion efficiency in a gas powered automobile to your average power station? If you have a brain you will realize that an electric vehicle charged by the power generated in a power station has a much smaller carbon footprint. The higher efficiency also results in cheaper energy. MUCH cheaper. You people are idiots. If you are really even people, probably a bunch of exxon employees/stock holders hoping to affect public opinion.

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