Yes, now all they have to do is get all those internal combustion engine vehicles off the road. If nothing more than to eliminate air pollution. All the big cities need to get the people to convert over to all electric.According to Politifact, as of the end of 2016, there were over 570,000 jobs in the renewable energy industry in California, of which 110,000 were in the Los Angeles area. What's the economic impact of that. Which is growing faster, renewable or petroleum?
Certainly petroleum is a big part of the CA economy... just as coal and steel were huge parts of the US economy 120 years ago. Economies rarely completely transform over night, but evolve they do, and the market will force local economies to adapt to broader trends.
I agree 100%. I have been looking at electric cars. Only need one that can go 100 miles before it needs recharged.The transition away from a fossil fuel economy can be done. Not overnight, but it can be done.
It appears to me that Canada has an unlimited supply of oil for the future. That is if the environmentalist don't shut you down.Unfortunately, electric vehicles aren't quite there.....yet.....
Great for urban short driving, but up here in the great white north, distances between cities in highway driving (200 to sometimes 400 miles), coupled with winter temperatures that can reach minus 35, current battery technology is not enough....
Recharge times too long on long highway trips, batteries would be used up just keeping vehicle occupants from freezing, let alone propelling a vehicle along the road with any kind of a load....
They'll get there, but not yet I'm afraid......at least not up here....
and I say it can't be done, at least up here....yet....All the big cities need to get the people to convert over to all electric.
You might find this from the BBC to be interesting.This global warming, or global climate change, or whatever you want to call it, needs to be tackled globally as well....that is ALL countries must make steps to combat it....and mostly the big emitters; China, India, and yes, the U.S.A......
THATS the whole point of raising gas taxes to get more people on electric cars. calif is a bad state . nothing but bad .I agree 100%. I have been looking at electric cars. Only need one that can go 100 miles before it needs recharged.
So how come California is not pushing the people to invest in electric cars ? The only thing I see is they raised the tax on gas that's needed to keep the roads repaired. I guess those with electric cars will have to pay by the miles driven.?
Since California is the 6th largest economy in the world, what's with all this homeless problem out there. Didn't exist when I lived there.
And I am seeing all these pictures with the US flag being replaced with the Mexican flag and signs that say (make California Mexico again). California was a part of Mexico years ago
Both Tesla and Toyota are working on electric pick-ups.If all I did was scoot around town, an electric car would suit me fine. But I haul an RV trailer on my vacations, and I don't know of any electric pickup or SUV out there that will pull it any distance. I also take occasional 500-600 mile trips in my car, and I don't want to waste time sitting at a charging station waiting for the battery to build back up.
Electric might be the wave of the future, but I don't see the future being very near.