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Forum Post: Electric Cars

Posted 4 years ago on Jan. 4, 2014, 11:46 a.m. EST by AlwaysIntoSomething (42)
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Interesting that as time goes by, the mpg stay essentially the same, its all still ran on oil, and the amount of auto choices continues to shrink.

One would think there were start ups for electric cars all over the place.

Nope, the corporatism model prevents competition from coming up- and surviving- due to influencing the power of the state in their favor.

Corporatism. What a bitch.




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[-] 3 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 4 years ago

Goldman sachs the other political party

[-] 2 points by grapes (5157) 4 years ago

Goldman Sachs is the original King maker.

[-] -1 points by AlwaysIntoSomething (42) 4 years ago

Pretty much. Might be able to say the only one.

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 4 years ago

that would be convenient

makes for easy focus

[-] 2 points by mrbadexample (15) from Brooklyn, NY 4 years ago

Sorry--there's no electricity fairy. Electric cars run on electricity, usually produced by burning fossil fuel at a power plant. It still takes lots of oil (perhaps 20-50 barrels) to create one and keep it in replacement parts through its life cycle. And roads and highways are also an oil product (aka asphalt). Finally, car registration and insurance data give the State access to ever larger amounts of our information. There are home-builders of E cars--some will even sell you a kit online. But they won't be certified for road use in most states. IMHO we should be talking about the way we build things in this country, aka Suburban Sprawl. Suburban sprawl requires most of us to own cars, makes it difficult to put in mass transit (population density too low) or walkable shopping, schools, and communities.Also, car culture makes poor people poorer--people working for minimum wage still have to shell out a minimum of $100-200 a month to keep a car on the road.