Im not saying everything goes to electric. Personal cars not semis. At the rate batteries are and like you said about torque a truck of that size could not opperate on electric and batteries.
The toyota ev is like 45-50k in price. If they were mass produced were looking at prob 25k or less maybe?
Its about cleaning up the enviroment and having freedom to drive. Gas prices at 10 bucks or more a gallon will stop all driving accept to work almost. Only the rich would drive far with prices like that. Everything we get in the stores is delivered by boats overseas and by trucks from things made in america. They all run on fuel. When fuel is not needed for the millions of cars out there gas price goes down.
It would work like retail. Not many items selling they lower the price so they can keep selling. When gas would not be needed as much it would go down.
Getting off of foreign oil would do a lot for this country. But the oil co.'s are holding off as long as they can and prob trying to force EV makers to stop making the cars so they wont loose there record high profits.
Evs wont work for everyone and everything. But if millions use them the technology can grow and be used for more and more things.
One more thing to add. If you want to get a electric car without spending a lot of money I read with labor and parts most cars and trucks can be converted over to electric for 8000 or less! The lighter the car the better mileage it can get so a car like a honda accord or a chevy cobalt would do well. 8000 would pay itself back quickly as gas prices keep rising.
Edited by cowsgonemadd3, 01 May 2006 - 10:23 PM.