Here is a question that has been on my mind for sometime. So far I’ve never come across an answer to it. To me it seems simple enough. On all the television shows and movies related to eco-friendly subjects some of the people seem to think things are this simple. So I’ll ask. If it’s as simple as putting new battery technology in an EV1 why hasn’t it been done? At least one person in the movie Who Killed the Electric Car stated the solution is this simple. I’ve seen others state the same. There are companies that do electric conversions with older battery technology in it’s newer form. However these conversions are not cost effective. And yes even though most peoples daily driving needs would be met with a electric car or electric conversion. There is some compromise involved. In some cases even needing to make sure you have a 220 voltage outlet available. Not to mention charging times. Although for most peoples daily routines this would work well though. Since you’re charging while sleeping.
If the solution is truly as simple as using newer batteries then why aren’t we seeing sub compacts using newer battery technology coming off the assembling line right now? Why are we still in “it’s coming in the future” mode? What is even more aggravating than waiting on the technology to be available. Is the fact that General Motors might be right. Consumers even when faced with incredibly high gas prices aren’t willing to purchase effective alternative vehicles that reduce our dependence upon other countries resources. You would think out of pride, logic, and economics consumers would be willing to take the steps needed. By making smart choices with their wallets. However from what I’ve seen and heard not enough people are willing to start heading in the right direction.