MSN Autos recently had an interesting article on electric vehicles.
The article explains that electric vehicle promises are “a bit optimistic” and “premature.” It goes on to say that electric vehicles are expensive, inconvenient to charge and not quite as green as initially thought.
While the article brings up some interesting points, electric vehicles as well as hybrids are paving the way for better fuel economy. In fact, the U.S. Department of Energy gave the following positive remarks for electric vehicles.
- Can dramatically lower fuel costs
- Prices for electric vehicles will go down
- Electric vehicles have better emissions
Too often we attempt to look for a single solution to our problems.
Electric vehicles are just one weapon in the arsenal to combat high gas prices. It’s going to take a variety of options including hybrid cars and trucks as well as vehicles powered by alternative fuels.
Toyota has been leading the way in building fuel-efficient vehicles. Whether it’s the Prius lineup of vehicles or the Camry or Corolla, which have made fuel economy improvements, Toyota is making a difference.
So are electric vehicles the future?
It’s hard to tell. But one thing is for sure… if we don’t try to make a difference it won’t get better.
What do you think about electric vehicles? Leave your comments below.
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