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  1. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    11 Dec '17 19:01
    https://techxplore.com/news/2017-12-battery-triple-range-electric-vehicles.html

    Wouldn't that put battery power density up there with petrol if this were accomplished?
  2. Subscriber ogb
    21 Dec '17 15:09
    Originally posted by @sonhouse
    https://techxplore.com/news/2017-12-battery-triple-range-electric-vehicles.html

    Wouldn't that put battery power density up there with petrol if this were accomplished?
    the oil/gas industry will never allow electric cars to be mainstream..
  3. 21 Dec '17 15:54 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by @ogb
    the oil/gas industry will never allow electric cars to be mainstream..
    actually I don't think they could stop them becoming mainstream if the governments made it law that they become mainstream.
    Judging purely by many governments reluctance to spend much more on renewables beyond a meaningless token gesture, I bet the real barrier is the governments.
    For example, we have for here in the UK
    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/government-fossil-fuels-renewable-energy-uk-export-finance-climate-change-global-warming-co2-a7887376.html
    and compare that with
    https://www.ukpublicspending.co.uk/uk_defence_spending_30.html
    So not only does the UK spending on weapons dwarfs that of its spending on energy, its spending on fossil fuels is much greater than that of its spending on renewables.
    This shows the true unofficial intent of the UK government; business-as-usual and **** the future of humanity because we don't care.