- Feb 1, 2007
- Dallas, Texas
- 00 4Runner | 02 919 | 87 XJ6 | 86 CB700SC
Nope. Thanks to quartz heating technology, it's not. An electric heater can be as much as 86% effective at converting electricity directly to heat. The electric Peltier-type coolers don't actually work all that well, so the only current practical vehicle refrigeration system is using power (mechanical or electric) to turn a gas compressor, a far less efficient method.Yeah, because all Americans are too... to make use of a small car. Right?
They had the heating on, which should be a similar drain on the batteries as the aircon.
In addition, the A2 is too small to do well in the market over here. Cars of that size class do not generally do well here, other than as fads (see what's happened to Smart).
Except fossil fuel burning stations release lots of that 'evil' CO2 gas... and, oh, yeah, RADIOACTIVES. Ooops.All major powerstations using fossil fuels are massively more efficient than running an ICE in a car.
On top of which, nobody has the infrastructure at current or even in the works to support the additional power grid loads of adding many electric cars to the grid. Well, except Texas, and we only started that plan this year. Right now, most of Europe often can't provide enough power to keep countries going when you get a particularly hot summer or a cold winter day. Texas tends to overbuild our infrastructure (unlike the rest of the US) but we're looking at the future and building like mad - and nobody else is doing so. Going to be a real shock to the rest of the world if the electric car catches on - hope you like rolling brownouts and blackouts.
My long barrel FAL will not properly fit in the larger A3 with four people in it. How, exactly, is it supposed to fit in an A2? Neither will my Saiga-12. My Rem 700 barely fits, but you can forget about my 24" AR-15.You could fit lots of guns in an A2.
This makes NO sense. Those are past technologies that have been succeeded by better ones, that did the same tasks as their forebears, just better. Electric cars currently aren't even as good as their gas or diesel counterparts, so the analogy doesn't hold upEvery technological achievement is a failure as long as it did not solve all problems in one go? Great attitude.
Did you use a pre-iPhone-4 (or whatever modern phone you like) phone? Those were all failures because they could not do all the things a modern phone can.
Did you use a pre-Core-i7 computer? Those were slower than today's computers, hence failures.
I could go on and on.
By the way, the specs I've listed aren't for a modern car. They're for my nearly twenty-four year old XJ6. And this electric A2 still can't match it. That's pretty sad.