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I find it amazing that people think that electric cars will suddenly and drastically reduce energy consumption. As if the energy you put into a car comes magically. You are burning fuel or splitting atoms to get that energy to begin with, but instead of burning it locally in the engine you are moving it into the battery (which incurs losses), then losses moving it out of the battery (which incurs losses), transmission of power through lines (which incurs losses). There has been some great discussion about engine efficiency in this thread, but reducing our energy consumption isn't going to magically happen by some miracle engine. It's going to come from people not using their home air conditioners as much, switching lighting to LED, and not driving somewhere every time we have the itch because we're bored. We're all guilty to some extent and we will all only sacrifice to a level convenient for ourselves. The answer to solving the energy crisis is lifestyle change...not miracles of science.
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