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Also, the price for a gallon of gas equivalent for natural gas would be less than $2.
Infrastructure cost. Charging stations are relatively cheap but CNG filling stations are extremely expensive (10 to 30 times more expensive than electric charging stations). Home CNG filling stations are also extremely expensive vs. minimal expense for electric. So people cannot just use them for local driving without paying a bunch of money just for the ability to fill up.
The plus, of course, is a filling station would be like gas. Yet it's the classic "which comes first?" No one wants to build expensive filling stations without a lot of CNG vehicles on the road, and no one wants to buy the vehicles without filling stations.
There is also the flexibility that electric brings as far as choosing any form of energy to create it. That will include the most important clean energy solution, solar. Not currently viable, but in the next couple of decades could be the best source for energy.
This post was edited by scott91575 17 months ago
Good points and I agree. It just seems if there was some push to get the big car companies along with big oil/gas it would be a boon for America. People would jump at the chance to save $2/gallon. Plus everyone has nat gas at home. The funny thing is even if cars are powered by electricity, they will be primarily powered by natural gas eventually. It is beginning to take over coal as our largest energy source since we have so much and it so cheap, and relativity clean.
Tesla seems to be doing just fine in sales lately. I see Model S's on the roads all the time now.
If I could afford one, I'd buy it in a heartbeat.
Elon Musk's Tesla Motors reported a surprise second-quarter profit on Wednesday, blowing past estimates on sales and revenue.
I would buy one too... They are beautiful vehicles. Surprisingly quick, 5 seats, huge NAV / info screen, decent range.
I'd definitely drive one, if the sports model wasn't 100k.
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