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Functional limitations of Electric Car Fleet

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  • Matt Thyer
    Came across the following article which discusses some of the functional challenges a dedicated shift to an electrical automobile fleet might experience within
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      Came across the following article which discusses some of the functional
      challenges a dedicated shift to an electrical automobile fleet might
      experience within North America in the next couple of years.



      http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/30229953/



      There are a number of additional challenges (beyond the simple economics of
      the situation) that are not called out in this article which will result in
      additional friction for this kind of lobby. Ultimately I believe that this
      is a good thing for the car free movement. These paradigms compete for
      public attention and will ultimately result in direct competition. Larger
      and heavier modes of personal transportation will ultimately be limited to
      very short ranged trips. Thus the automobile as we know it will need to be
      significantly scaled back to remain competitive. On average, smaller more
      efficient modes of individual transportation require less in infrastructure
      development and maintenance resources. Their overall impact may be greatly
      diminished.



      Imagine city-states that organize around a principle of diminished
      investment in automobile infrastructure.





      <http://www.wonkothesane.net/blog/> Matt Thyer









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