Originally Posted by nogardsram
What are you talking about? Can you show that it's costing more to run solar electric systems as time goes on? If I install a PV system on my house, how exactly do you think it costs more as time goes on? I've already paid for it, it doesn't keep costing, other than in terms of upkeep (like replacing worn out or damaged components).
Hey, we weren't talking about cost (if you want to get into that, how much were initial electric cars compared to fossil fuel driven ones?). What recall, are you talking about? The one back in October of 2010? Or is there a new one? Even if it does have a recall, does that negate it's range in your completely unsupported claim that EVs have a range of 40 miles?
So, what does your research show? What is the range of the Nissan Leaf? (Please provide evidence). Is it more than 40 miles? If so, your earlier claim is false, which was my point.
Nice try at completely missing the point.
What dream? Being realistic is not keeping a dream alive, it's assessing the situation based on evidence.
On an individual home, from what I have read, yes it will pay for itself, but that is far from being common place, and it doesn't work well in the dark, so you still need something else to back up your solar system.
Actually we were talking about costs, which is why I mentioned viabilty way back when. Oh you thought I was just talking about home use.
I have seen studies on distances, there was a good one done in the UK, not on these particular cars but it was enlightening. If one doesn't use their lights, heater, air conditioner, radio or any other electric drawing device the cars can get various distances under ideal conditions, however, over all the distance traveled is directly linked to the batteries capacity, and how big or how many one carries.
If all you do is hope in your car on pleasant sunny days where you don't need heat or ac, and you don't listen to the radio and there is no traffic, you can get pretty good distance per charge. Technology is not yet viable in my limited opinion.
I didn't miss your point, things are getting better as the technology improves, but at this time the cost effectiveness of the product is not. Until it is, it will not take off.