September 17, 2007
Filed Under (Tech article) by syafthegeek

Let’s admit that the oil price is increasing rapidly and this really burden all of us. It seems you need to have a lot of cash to fill up the petrol just to go around the city. We all know that oil will never last long and about 20 - 30 years it will depleted. So we should look for any alternatives where it is much safer, cleaner and cheaper. After watching “Who Killed The Electric Car” DVD, I’ve been thinking electric car is the best solution for all commuters to move around the city whether you’re going to work or for mothers to pick up their kids at school and buy some groceries. But some of the electric cars can’t really go that far even though it is great for commuters. There are good signs where battery technology are improving each year and recently the development of other battery alternatives like ultracapacitor or supercapacitor and electromagnetic field will make electric car a dream come true. Hopefully, these technologies will not be surpressed by oil companies and energy companies that monopolise the economy for centuries.

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8 Comments posted on "Would you go for an electric car?"
sindhu on September 18th, 2007 at 4:05 pm #

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syafthegeek on September 18th, 2007 at 8:16 pm #

Thanks Sindhu, I appreciate it :)


Rob O. on September 19th, 2007 at 8:25 am #

Yes, I’d go for an electric car! I’m all for using the appropriate vehicle for the task.

There’s little or no reason for any average commuter to own a vehicle that’s powered by a 6 or 8-cylinder engine. Yet you sure do see an awful lot of rednecks driving $40k quad-cab Ford Lariats, Chevy Tahoes, & other monstrously oversized vehicles for doing nothing more than commuting to work - alone. But the prevailing attitude is something like, “By God, if you ain’t got yerself a big dick truck, well heck, ya just ain’t much of a man, now are ya?”


aryst on September 20th, 2007 at 12:19 am #

My answer will be yes. Just waiting for the right one to arrive in Malaysia.


Scott on September 22nd, 2007 at 5:26 am #

The main driving force behind hybrids right now is hype, poor science, and tax breaks (at least in the U.S.). Electric vehicles do little to nothing about mitigating our reliance on coal and oil (the overwhelming majority of electricity in this country is created from burning coal). Energy density with battery technologies isn’t “there”, and there are additional long term environmental concerns dealing with battery systems and their eventual disposal.

Electric sounds good on the surface, but it’s a technology in it’s infancy still. Fundamental infrastructure changes within the electricity industry (adopting more geothermal, solar, wind, tidal, and yes even NUCLEAR power which is far more “green” than fossil fuels) will be required along with improvements in the underlying technologies before purely electric, or even hybrid vehicles will become more than tax dodge band-aid’s on a much larger issue.


azwanhadzree on September 29th, 2007 at 11:58 pm #

I would go for it if the car itself is cheap.


Hanafi on October 8th, 2007 at 3:07 am #

Very good, please dont give up, you have great potential to be up there, sabar ya, bulan puasa ni kena tempuh ujian.


Save Gas on October 11th, 2007 at 3:17 am #

I am planing on building a xr3 hybrid and a few other 3 wheel commuter cars


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