I believe pure electric vehicles need to be our first priority. For one thing Detroit already knows how to build them. They have done so already.
No new infrastructure needs to be installed. Every home has a "fuel station" in the form of an electrical outlet.
90% or everyone's daily driving needs can be met with an electric vehicle using today's batteries. For the occasional longer trip, rent our use a "time share" gas vehicle ( Or NGV )
Provide "instant rebate" at dealers who sell electric vehicles and include a "time share" loaner vehicle for the occasional long trip beyond battery range.
Start to provide "swap-out" standard batteries a person can trade along the highways for longer trips later. Pull into a "gas station" they measure how much energy is in your battery, give you credit for that and replace it with a fully charged replacement battery. They charge the one they got from you and trade it off to the next person.
Tie in the wind power to supply current to charge these vehicles. Clean travel, NO emissions and quiet !
For those who continue to fight against the advancement of transportation to exclude alternatives to burning fuel for transportation, this forum is not for you.
While this forum is geared toward pure-electric vehicles, it does not deny or exclude other methods of powering the family car which may prove to be of equal value with the exception of hybrids which still burn fuel on board. I still consider a hydrogen-electric to be a fuel burning vehicle even though it "burns" its fuel in a fuel cell and not an engine.
I would omit Natural Gas burning vehicles here for the same reason. Not that I have anything against them, but they simply don't fit this particular discussion.
This is a place to discuss moving forward and away from burning any on board fuel to move around. Every technology runs it's course and needs to be replaced by something better, more efficient and cleaner. Fuel burning cars are tomorrow's dinosaurs.
It is expected that comments here will be respectful of the other's opinions and will contribute to the dialogue about vehicles that do not burn fuels.
Let's now wander too far off topic into areas about taxes or government incentives etc. This is about the viability of alternative vehicles. A minor jog to the subject of incentives to boost availability is ok...
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