[Greenbuilding] Opinions on electric plug-in cars - time for atomic batteries?

Carmine Vasile gfx-ch at msn.com
Tue May 3 09:18:23 PDT 2011

Tedd: Have you checked out the EPA-certified performance of  the Chevy Volt? ("Chevy Volt", IEEE Spectrum, April 2011, pp. 36-7)
   If we ignore source energy, the EPA estimates the Volt returns the equivalent of 93 mpg and will cost US $1.50 to drive 40 miles with electricity costing 12 cents/kWh.
   How the volt will cut Greenhouse Gas emissions, the EPA doesn't say?
   Four decades ago, compact versions of atomic batteries like those used in Sputnik & Voyager were supposed to help us from gassing ourselves with CO2 & NOX.
   What happened?

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