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Re: Who killed the electric car?

I drove a Fluenze Ze on Friday, was a lovely car, but potentially worth waiting until Jan when the Zoe comes out the range is higher (130 miles) the car is cheaper (14K) and it is better packaged it actually has a decent boot (the fluenze is lost to batteries).

However as I am a doctoral student in sustainable design your claim about emmisions need correcting Coup. A electric car is far more efficient to start with that a petrol/diesel. Internal combustion engines are only 20% efficient the rest is lost in heat, noise etc. An electric is 80% efficient also a power station is alot more efficient and so the resulting losses are a lot less even if the electricity is generated from coal, oil or gas.

In the UK we are fortunate enough to have a diverse energy mix including nuclear with no CO2 emmsions, Gas with a far lower CO2 production than Coal and unfortunately some Coal (filthy stuff) with some hydroelectric and wind.
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