Wolf and I watched Who Killed the Electric Car? probably a year ago or so. Today we found it in the supermarket for $9.99. I probably could’ve gotten cheaper on Amazon but blind consumerism got in the way. That is, I got SUCKED IN.
I have some questions: will an electric car get me from Central New Hampshire to Eastern Massachusetts in one charge? If not, how long will it take to charge the batteries? Already it takes about two hours to get from home to my inlaws. I don’t want it to take longer.
Also, I need an education in electric cars and inclement weather. How well will they do in the snow? How about ice? How about rain? The movie is all about California. They don’t go into how these cars will work (or not) in other regions of the US so there is no hint as to the weather-worthiness of these cars.
Lastly, will using electric mean we need more power plants? If so, I don’t think I can support that. Certainly not if the plants are coal fired or nuclear. Maybe if the power is wind, solar, or something else renewable.
I like the idea of electric cars. I’m willing to own one. But first I want to know it’ll take me south and get me around in the winter.
What say you?