Originally Posted by smasheromalley
If by "subsidized" you mean the cost of developing a brand new vehicle, then I guess so... But Im not sure thats the right use of the word. If they would have put the car into production, then the costs would have blah blah blah... you know where Im going with this. As for liability, theres still more energy potential in a tank of gasoline...
By "government forcing innovation" I mean the gov will force car makers to come up with new or more effecient products/designs (invent/innovate), because they would only do it on their own when it is too late.
As for demand drive innovation, at least with US car makers there is often a hyoooge lag time. All you need to do is look at the sales of asian compact sedans and subcompacts over the past couple years. Hell the best selling car is again the camry(?)-fuel effecient/good value/compact. Truth is domestic car makers are only interested in profit per vehicle anymore, and they will die that way.
You can make more ethanol from an acre of hemp than corn. Far more. And it grows right back in a few months. Like a weed, which is probably why they called it that in the first place....
Legalize hemp production! Oh wait, we can't do that, that would hurt big oil..... And Geo. W.... And the ignorant repub's that support him.........
Watch the documentary, "Who killed the electric car?" and learn a thing or two about what really went down.