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Old 03-04-2019, 04:28 PM   #24  
FlyJSH
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Originally Posted by CrimsonEclipse View Post

Most of the "experts" said that electric cars would never work or are decades off.
I am no expert, but I can do the math.

In the US, we burn about 140 Billion gallons of gas per year (https://www.eia.gov/tools/faqs/faq.php?id=23&t=10 note that is per day)

A gallon of gas has about the equivalent of 36 kwh of electricity. https://www.convertunits.com/from/kW...otive+gasoline

If we replace ALL gasoline with electricity, it would be over 5 Trillion kwh.

Current US annual needs for electricity are a bit under 4 trillion kwh. https://www.statista.com/statistics/...on-since-1975/

So we would only need to increase our electrical production by about 125%.

While possible, I doubt it will happen in any of our lifetimes.
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