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[at-l] Non-AT OT Hybrid Cars
- Subject: [at-l] Non-AT OT Hybrid Cars
- From: RoksnRoots at aol.com (RoksnRoots@aol.com)
- Date: Sat Apr 9 00:32:41 2005
In a message dated 4/6/2005 11:12:05 PM Eastern Standard Time,
All that means is that the cost of recharging (price of electricity) is much
lower than the cost of the gasoline. Likely the difference is mostly taxes.
*** But don't forget the base price of a barrel of oil. The
energy created by burning coal or natural gas probably involves mass production
price scales that make the amount needed to boost plug-in batteries less
expensive than oil. Also, electric motor propulsion is much more efficient than a
Since highways are often financed with gasoline taxes, that difference will
have to go away if many people make the switch. In fact, if average gas
mileage goes up dramatically for any reason, gasoline taxes will have to rise
or highway building will have to fall.
*** Theory dictates that once demand drops the price should
Jestbill: If the taxes that support sprawl road building were no
longer available I'd be all for it.