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    http://www.straitstimes.com/singapor...-tax-surcharge

    Electric cars aren't as environmental friendly as they are made out to be.

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    Yup... learned that while watching a documentary a few years ago... while the Car itself don't have emissions... the power plant that charge the car, do....

    Nevertheless... don't really agree with LTA's argument...

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    if you generate the electrical power from conventional fossil fuel, then i would say it is nonsense. You are actually making thing worse. Because it is a less efficient form of conversion to mechanical energy. From fossil fuel to electricity, you hv losses. From electricity to mechanical propulsion power, you get more losses. In the end, you give more pollution for the same amount of mechanical energy you obtain.

    However, if we could generate from clean source such as hydrogen, then it would be a different story.
    http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/english/features/clean-fuel.html

    But, this is still distant future.

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    In our weather and traffic condition, fully electric is unlikely to work till the battery technology is improved 3 folds or air con technology uses a quarter of energy of current design.

    We have spent millions on charging stations. Has authorities evaluate and conduct studies what happen to them? It would be good to require bodies giving out grants using public funds to provide disclosure on how the funds are being dispersed and the result of the funds being utilised. Public can then give their views if such funds could be better use on areas where they are acutely needed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bukitimah View Post
    In our weather and traffic condition, fully electric is unlikely to work till the battery technology is improved 3 folds or air con technology uses a quarter of energy of current design.

    We have spent millions on charging stations. Has authorities evaluate and conduct studies what happen to them? It would be good to require bodies giving out grants using public funds to provide disclosure on how the funds are being dispersed and the result of the funds being utilised. Public can then give their views if such funds could be better use on areas where they are acutely needed.

    Where can I find one?

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    Solar paint coatings with high iso capability...no batteries required...alien power plant...that is when the electric car will be cool. Special options - Replicator. Forward mount lasers for those dumb-sses driving in the passing lane!
    Expand your mind or get left behind

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nikonzen View Post
    Solar paint coatings with high iso capability...no batteries required...alien power plant...that is when the electric car will be cool. Special options - Replicator. Forward mount lasers for those dumb-sses driving in the passing lane!

    Ok.... are we food or servant to our Alien overlord by then ?? LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by diver-hloc View Post
    Ok.... are we food or servant to our Alien overlord by then ?? LOL
    Trump will make a deal with them and make someone else pay for it! LMAO
    Expand your mind or get left behind

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nikonzen View Post
    Trump will make a deal with them and make someone else pay for it! LMAO

    The horror... the horror....



    My fav TV show for now... and a real horror in the making....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kit View Post
    Where can I find one?
    Are you referring to Elect car charging stations? Surely you would be given a list of where to charge when you buy one.

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