Australian Researcher Fuels Hope In Electric Cars
CONCERNS over oil supplies will be a thing of the past when electric cars are the norm, being recharged by solar panels or wind turbines on house roofs, according to a leading automotive research scientist.
That means cars could be refuelled virtually for nothing and with no emissions, said David Lamb of the CSIRO. First, though, cars will have to progress through several stages of development, from petrol-electric hybrids to plug-in hybrids and then full electric cars, said Dr Lamb, leader of the CSIRO's low-emission transport group.
Dr Lamb's strong endorsement of electric cars has come as the current crop of hybrids on the road start to attract criticism due to the amount of energy consumed when making them, as opposed to when driving them.
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