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Old 03-01-2009, 06:19 AM   #1
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Ford Plug-in Hybrid Tech by 2010

http://www.cleantechblog.com/2009/02...-electric.html

I noticed that they are also apparently finally starting to focus on reducing weight as well.

I'd like to see the batteries manufactured here in the US, but Saft has been in the battery business for quite some time and is a producer of quality products.

It should be interesting to see if any consumer vehicle can remain affordable however.
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It should be interesting to see if any consumer vehicle can remain affordable however.
Yeah, well, I mean that's a given that it won't.

Lithium is not an infinite resource, all energy has been targeted for tax and trade. Radicals will continue their march of impossible demands.
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yup, it's ironic that tax breaks are given on these types of vehicles and the majority of individuals buying them don't really need a tax break.

don't get me wrong, i'm all for less taxation.
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yup, it's ironic that tax breaks are given on these types of vehicles and the majority of individuals buying them don't really need a tax break.
I don't think it's ironic. It's designed to be that way, a way that doesn't work to help the continuation of the manufactured crisis.

(It all starts to make sense, doesn't it?)
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http://answers.yahoo.com/question/in...6125758AAtIgCv

Food for thought on the whole lithium availability vs. cost issue.
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http://answers.yahoo.com/question/in...6125758AAtIgCv

Food for thought on the whole lithium availability vs. cost issue.
There isn't much there.

The question asked if the cost would go down as its used more, and the answer to that is that as demand increases, the price will too. That was not answered in that link.

Additionally, there is the assertion that fossil fuels will run out, but that data comes from enviornmental radicals trying to generate a crisis in addition to the raw material folks actually getting it out of the ground at a set price. Again, if there is an impression of a crisis in supply, the price will go up. There has been research done that found that the earth potentially produces petroleum raw materials as a part of its natural process, not as a process of decayed, fossilized remains.
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There has been research done that found that the earth potentially produces petroleum raw materials as a part of its natural process, not as a process of decayed, fossilized remains.
Got any links on that interesting idea?
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Got any links on that interesting idea?
http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/ar...TICLE_ID=38645

There's stuff out there. Getting through the loaded up search engine stuff to get to it can be hard.
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