- Jan 29, 2014
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What $35,000 Model 3? As far as I'm aware, not a single one has been sold at that price, nor is there even a date as to when such a car can actually be configured/ordered.To say the $35,000 Model 3 is important to Tesla would be an understatement.
I don't either. If electricity were mostly generated via non-fossil fuel energy sources (nuclear, hydro, solar, wind, etc) then the answer would be fairly easy to deduce. But that isn't the case in most markets.Just asking as I don't know the answer... and information from either the oil companies or the green lobby cannot be seen as independent so must be treated as biased by an enquiring scientific mind.
I like the admission that there may well be a short term increase in total pollution (to meet the extra demand for electricity) but a long term reduction seems plausible if vehicle efficiencies and battery efficiencies continue to improve. Many/most/all of the green pundits who appear on TV are unwilling to make that admission so it's admirable to see it first here.In the short term, this may very well mean that we have sources that are more dirty than the end use, but in my opinion, that still beats sources of energy that are dirty from top to bottom, and in ways that are not easily made cleaner.
Even if it takes an increase in 'dirty' electrical sources, to manage the increase of demand due to increased cleaner electrical vehicles and infrastructure, at a minimum this will improve the local areas pollution output, and limit the excess pollution generation to particular areas, which can be improved as technology allows.
Public transportation will never solve the need for personal transport - for the majority of people it can never go from where to are to where you need to be at the time you need to be there.I suspect the main way to achieve that is via electrification and public transportation.
Not an option for most people in rural England where the roads are often only just wide enough for 1 vehicle, there are no sidewalks and distance to the nearest town or shop are in the tens of miles.or god forbid; walking or biking