@Ray7: You watch too many movies, fuel tank never explodes in an accident. For an explosion to take place, you first need the tank to be pressurised. So all it really can do is catch fire if it's punctured. Because it's in the belly of the car and made very sturdy, this rarely happens.
Overheating batteries are common.
@DeathByVisualStudio: Putting food in your gas tank, that's a good idea? Biofuels are bad for your engine, they are very corrosive to engine parts and bad for people because it drives foodprices up.
They have a charging system that can recharge the batteries at a rate of 300 miles/hour.
This method of charging decreases battery life significantly. You can only charge at this rate a number of times before your battery has to be replaced.
Sure you can install a charging station at your house but who has a few extra thousand bucks lying around to do that?
Why would it take a couple of thousand dollars? A charging station is basically just a electric cable hooked up to the mains.
Municipalities need to look at providing public charging stations throughout the city just like they provide parking meters.
Who is going to pay for that?
The battery/recycling "issue" is just a bunch of FUD
No it's not, it's nothing like the more efficient piston engine. This is a problem that has not been solved, the piston engine I posted is an improvement to a working solution. Those are two entirely different things!
Do you have any idea how toxic materials like nickel are? How much energy is wasted in creating and recycling them? Now imagine a million of those heavy metal battery packs needing to be recycled.
If anything the shift to EV will create badly needed jobs
If the market is asking for them, yes, but currently it's only being pushed by government, so, for each job being created, two real ones are lost.
Speaking of... it looks like the Germans are having some success with solar power
What are you talking about man? The Germans are going broke in the solar business! People can't afford electricity anymore! Germans are being deprived of energy. This is success? How do you define failure then?
Look at Denmark, also a huge success for wind right? Highest price per kwh in the world!