Interesting Idea: Convert the entire US car fleet to electric

Found this post while surfing Current.com:

Instead of sending $400 billion each year to countries such as Saudi Arabia and Venezuela, we could spend it on electric car production in the U.S., Mexico, and China. At current oil prices, it wouldn’t cost us a dime extra to stop importing and burning oil for passenger cars.

The numbers were generated by Philip Greenspun, an electrical engineering and computer science professor at MIT.

Instead of drilling off the coasts of California, Florida, and the Gulf states, wouldn’t it be more practical to do what Mr. Greenspun suggests? More on this tomorrow.

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2 thoughts on “Interesting Idea: Convert the entire US car fleet to electric

  1. Mary says:

    Or just sponsor the company which is said to have a prototype car that runs over 300 miles per gallon.

  2. mrdee23 says:

    What company is that, Mary?

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