Originally Posted by tzuanich
Electric Energy does exists naturally, it usually is converted from another source, usually natural gas or fossil fuel. Electric Car gives you the most independence because you use multiple fuels to power it. You can plug it into a gas generator if you want use gas, you connect to a solar array or you get it straight from Edison if you like. A Gasoline Car is solely dependent on GAS, that is why the cartels can charge what the market will bear.
This is a very good point worth saying. With Electric you DO get options on energy sources. As the technology progresses we will have solar, wind and other potential ways of generating energy to charge our cars. With solar in particular, the costs of generating energy will be much less. If we get solar panels for the home, we save long term on electric costs and can charge our cars with it, reducing dependence on big oil, or big energy and promoting independence, and isn't that what we want? It will be a win, win scenario.