I'm absolutely thrilled with what GM engineers accomplished for today and the next 10 years or so, but I do think of it as a bridge . Don't get me wrong, I'm not trading a Volt for a Nissan Leash any time even if they added another 50 miles to it .
Who knows , maybe the 400 lbs will be an even trade for future battery weights . It's also hard to say how much infrastructure will be needed . I feel 120v will probably be replaced by 240 V @ 30 amps or more very soon and will account for 90 % of charging .
According to Tesla (could be b.s. because Musk is trying to sell electric cars) it takes 5 kWh of electricity to refine 1 gallon of gasoline . Also we can charge 100 million Volts at night off peak hours without changing a thing .
It doesn't seem nearly as difficult or expensive as the other ideas I've seen posted like the " electric highway " or nuclear fusion power .
Last edited by sinnombre; 08-24-2012 at 02:41 AM.
2012 Volt - Veridian Joule , Two tone Leather - placed into service 8/3/2012
2012 Volt - Summit White - Leather with Bose . placed into service 6/5/2012
Level 2 Blink EVSE , Best Charge 52.3 miles .
Best full gallon of gas - 48.8 Mpg.