Let’s be clear. Electric cars are not the answer

Plugging [an electric Mini] in is, Steinberg said, the equivalent of adding one or two homes to the neighborhood’s grid. He believes the widespread adoption of electric cars, which are expected to hit the market next year, will require upgrades across the grid. This is especially true because BMW expects to see “pocket effects” where people who see a Mini E in the neighborhood will be more likely to get one themselves.

One electric mini equals 2 houses of electricity. I wonder how that compares to the kcals of petrol consumed by a conventional Mini?

Posted via web from George’s posterous

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