Why major car manufacturers do not make electric cars in a massive scale?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    We can have more electric cars - it just takes more people like yourself to take the initiative. We can't wait for the big car companies to build them - they don't want to do it. But there are many small entrepreneurs doing it.

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    Why doesn't anybody know these cars exist? Because small companies don't have the ad budgets to get their message out. But if you buy one, and spread the word, more people will buy them - the EVs will get better and better - and the rest will take care of itself.

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    Here's one company making an EV that charges in only 10 minutes:

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    http://phoenixmotorcars.com

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    Here's an electric sportscar that can beat a Ferrari in a race:

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    http://www.teslamotors.com

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    Here's a Chinese import that gets 200 miles per charge:

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    http://milesautomotive.com/products_xs200.html

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    Read this page to discover how you can buy an EV conversion for as little as $5000 that does freeway speeds, and saves hundreds in fuel costs every month:

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    http://www.squidoo.com/cheap-electric-car

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    Here's a very cute little car (not fast, though) that only costs $10,000:

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    http://www.zapworld.com/ZAPWorld.aspx?id=188

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    Don't believe the disinfo about electric cars polluting. Electric motors are several times more efficient than gas engines. Power plants burn fuel at much higher efficiency than your gas car does. And distributing electricity by wire is far, far more efficient than trucking fuel around the country.

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    All these efficiency improvements mean that the EV can travel farther on less energy. That means much less pollution per mile, no matter what the power plants burn. Plus, a large percentage of electricity is now made from non-polluting sources.

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    DOCUMENTATION BELOW, SUPPORTING THE GREATER EFFICIENCY, AND THEREFORE LOWER POLLUTION, OF ELECTRIC CARS

    Source(s): --------------------------- Transmission line efficiency ----------------------------- Paper: 'Economic and engineering constraints on the restructuring of the electric power industry' http://public.lanl.gov/u106527/ELISIMS/Econ_paper.... (points out that the industry standard is 95% efficiency) ------------------------------... Efficiency of power plants: ------------------------------... National renewable energy Laboratory http://www.healthgoods.com/Education/Energy_Inform... says new technology coal plants are up to 85% efficient. -------------------------- Battery efficiency -------------------------- Lithium-Ion Batteries: Linear Technology http://www.national.com/appinfo/power/files/swcap_... Paper says 88% efficient (over the usable charge-discharge range) ------------------------------... Electric motor efficiency ------------------------------... Public Service of New Hampshire http://www.psnh.com/Business/SmallBusiness/Motor.a... Chart showing that 25+ horsepower electric motors have efficiencies between 90 and 96% ------------------------------... Environmental Impact of Li-ION batteries: ------------------------------... http://www.deq.state.or.us/wmc/pubs/factsheets/hw/... Document showing that Li-Ion batteries are not considered hazardous waste by most municipalities (nor by the federal govt) "The lithium-ion battery on-the-other-hand, is always in solution and therefore a lithium salt (not metal) which is non-reactive. "
  • Leo
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    1 decade ago

    Because it's already been decidied that electric cars are not the way forward, they just shift the problem elsewhere and are not practical - not everyone has a drive or a garage where they can charge their car. Hybrids solved that problem to a degree but they still use a petrol engine.

    The accepted replacement to the combustion engine is now a Hydrogen Fuel Cell, which is approximately ten to fifteen years away from being cost effective as a production vehicle.

  • Blue P
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    1 decade ago

    though there are so many advantages u can gain from the electric cars..there also are disadvantages..and most importantly of all, the cost of manufacturing an electric car exceeds more than the car which use petroleum as fuel...and also electric car can't match the petrolium car in going a very long distance, design and in technology..I mean the technologies are advanced and if new ways of manufacturing the electric cars are found, I believe that in the near future, we can use electric cars in stead of petrolium cars..

  • 1 decade ago

    you may want to ask the oil companies and the politicians that have no vision. I believe that electric cars, wind generated electricity, harnessing solar power etc are all ventues that would make us less depend on oil and the powerful oil magnates squelch all such endeavors. It is profoundly sad to me. With all the technology and brain power in the world - we remain in the dark ages when it comes to energy sources. It keeps the world at war, the environment eroding and keeps us all beholding to those that have and control oil.

    sigh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • 1 decade ago

    They are too expensive, usually ugly, and don't (so far) have much range between charges.

    There are several private manufacturers with very good e/cars that eliminate 2 of these problems.

  • Claire
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    Cost

  • 1 decade ago

    BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT EFFICIENT ENOUGH TO WARRANT THE COST OF THE UPKEEP. AND THEY CANNOT HANDLE THE HIGHWAYS OF THE U.S.A. all cars would have to be that big. it would take a majopr societal change. and the commercial transportation is on the road as well.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Because it all links back to the "man"....

    They all have a connection to the worlds biggest petroleum companies and for them both to prosper they need to design petrol guzzling machines!

  • 1 decade ago

    Because oil is a very proffitable industry and there is enormous pressure to keep it going.

  • 1 decade ago

    According to reports, it's a matter of money.

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