Friday, June 08, 2012
“There Is No Moore’s Law of Electric Cars”
I’ve never considered battery powered cars, which, in large part, are merely exceptionally fancy golf carts with better suspensions and stereos, to be a realistic or viable alternative to the gasoline powered engine. Graybeard addresses the subject, with an engineer’s eye, noting a past foolish prediction of Thomas Friedman‘s, in a post titled China’s Electric Car Dominance? Not So Much, which ends on this note.
Electric cars kind of suck right now. To be more polite, you can say they’re not ready for prime time. The idea is tantalizing, but the implementation has a long way to go for, as I said before, anyone who drives more than 40 miles a day or who needs actual power to carry something.