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Hi, I usually do not write much. I had mentioned to someone in the group last year about racing electric cars & how they are faster than a Corvette. Below is a video and some discussion.
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Please pass this on, hopefully the person I was talking with will see it.
Thank You, Kerry
Home built Electric car faster than a corvette Video:
So somebody can make an electric car that goes down a drag strip. Can they get enough batteries to build them in quantity, can they provide the support that Customers need, can they make them reliable enough to last 8 years.
The Detroit 3 automakers are doing what all the other automakers are doing. Trying like Hxxl to develop sufficient battery capacity to make electric cars viable in the consumer market place. GMs Volt is on the cusp of this effort and may well be the first car on the market. Maybe you should pay attention to what is actually going on in the industry Vs repeating erroneous comments about the Detroit 3.
It is really sickening to see and hear the uninformd prejudicial comments about these companies being passed around in the news media, newsletters and private comments.
The biggest problem with supplying electric cars has more to do with battery production capacity than anything else. Although Lithium may be an abundant element on the Earth it isn't sufficiently abundant in the form needed to supply the requirements of the auto industry. At this time the supplies come from South America and the mining of the material is hazardous to the environment. Then it has to be shipped to someplace where it can be made into batteries.
But then there are all these people who want our industry to fail so they can send all of their hard earned money to foriiegn owners who will not support the US if in an emergency we need to use the industry's capacity for something other than making cars. Talk about shooting yourself in the foot. Bill