Blog: Dave LeggettElectric power - how cheap will it be?

Dave Leggett | 2 May 2008

With the price of oil where it is, there's a general assumption going around that the issues for future electric plug-ins are confined chiefly to vehicle (lithium-ion battery) range and performance alongside some consideration of the CO2 used up in power generation. I've not heard much on what the issues may be for the electric power utilities. If that aspect is not completely ignored in the discussions that go on in the auto industry, it's often assumed that what comes out of the wall socket will be there and at the same kind of price as we pay today. It couldn't actually end up being more expensive than liquified fossil fuel could it? This article in the WSJ caught my eye. 

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