Hmmm, “Baker electric” cars were around when only wet lead acid batteries were available, and, actually, were quite popular, but commuting distances were less back then, because THERE WERE HARDLY ANY ROADS!
Hmm, two: a device, electric car, that draws less than the 220 volt wall heaters in my garage is “dangerous” and will overload the grid??? BTW, the “Volt” is still a hybrid, not total electric. But a Tesla is about to go cross country, driven by the CEO, to show it can be practical.
Yes, we generate electricity with coal, that just happens to be the dirtiest source, largely because more serious regulations on contaminants still haven’t been implemented.
Will our insatiable demand for power continue to be a problem if we don’t look for solutions like conservation and higher efficiencies, like well, mass transit, that includes the high speed rail we COULD have had back in the 1960’s, like Japan, had the government made the railroad companies keep up their maintenance and upgrades demanded in their original land grants? Answer is yes on all counts.
An “electrical engineer” who thinks a transformer isn’t sufficient to handle a toaster oven, isn’t getting hired by me! Not all ’electrics" are equal, and plug-in hybrids only use 110, or can be “dual” and use 220 for faster charge.
The pro-fossil fuel industry has run a strong con on Americans for right at a century now, and they have plenty of gullible “experts” out there!!