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I'm not quite so sure that the future is quite that rosy.  Cost and convenience are going to be significant factors in whether electric cars can actually take off.  For instance, how long will it take to buy an electric car at the price of a Toyota Yaris ($18k msrp) that will be just as functional as a Yaris (400mi range)?  How long will it take to make an electric truck (think F150) that doesn't have to derate its carrying capacity because it has to schlep a 1-ton battery around?  Will there even be an electric vehicle that matches the combination of torque and range that diesel vehicles (especially trucks) offer?  Diesel engines scale pretty easily, and scaling a fuel tank is even easier.

Moreover, some of those costs are unknown.  How long does the battery pack last before you have to replace it?  Will the vehicles and technology last long enough to have a healthy secondary market?  When an electric car becomes no longer serviceable, what happens to it?  Will there be a secondary market for batteries, with enough quality control that it won't be a nightmare of horrible explosions and fires?

For me personally, I know that electric vehicles aren't yet in a state where I'd consider one.  Consider my Cayman.  I love it for its versatility.  It's also just lovely to sit in.  It's light and powerful enough to make cornering fun at low speeds.  Curb weight is 2950lb for 320hp, 250lb-ft.  I've gone for 100-mile mountain drives with 100lbs of tools in it and it didn't bat an eye.  But if I want to go for distance (for instance, to Buttonwillow for a track day), the range is conservatively ~425 miles without stopping.  And if I did have to stop for gas, it'd be a 5 minute stop, even if I were in the middle of nowhere (which is about where Buttonwillow is).

I'd be interested to see when we get an electric vehicle which can match that versatility.  (Realizing that it's not the latest tech), the Tesla Roadster weighs 2720lb for 288hp and 295lb-ft.  But it's got pretty much no storage and no amenities (like the Lotus Elise before it).  Plus, it's a lot smaller than the Cayman: 40cm less length, 20cm less height (although 7cm wider).  Beyond that, it's rated range is 244mi.

So to match the Cayman, it'd have to be significantly larger, have significantly more storage capacity, and be a nicer car.  It'd have to double its range, halve its price, and be able to do all that within a weight budget of 200lbs.  I'm just not seeing it, not for a long while at least.
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Delivery received! Zero emissions. Zero foreign oil. Zero compromises.
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A look back to 1991 code - Programming Windows 3.0 in C | Brett Morrison...
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A look back to 1991 code - Programming Windows 3.0 in C. Writing a Windows 3.0 program for my University of Arizona Computer Science degree.

Tesla - The future is NOW | Brett Morrison - Official Site
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Tesla Logo I've seen the future and it's all around me in Santa Monica, California. I'm talking about Tesla, and the Tesla Model S. This fut

Less Is More - My Retina Setup with VMWare Fusion | Brett Morrison - Off...
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A summary of my new development setup using only one machine, a new MacBook Pro Retina and VMWare Fusion running Windows 7.

My switch to Windows Phone 8 Nokia Lumia 920 | Brett Morrison - Official...
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My experience after a week of using the Nokia Lumia 920 after 5+ years of using Apple iPhone.

Why I’m switching from Apple iOS to Nokia Windows Phone « Brett Morrison...
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I have been using Apple iPhone since the first one launched in June, 2007. I've upgraded each time a new iPhone has been released. Five+ yea

Extrapop: Descent Into Madness: My Three Days At CES 2012
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ces. Monday 9:07 a.m.. Got in last night. I have to admit, I'm really pumped about CES! Yeah, the event is always pretty crowded but it&

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Open Pallete. Rawesome Raid. I was one of those people that didn't think much about what I was eating. For 40 years, I really didn't

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Google+ has an iPhone app, and it's now available for free download in Apple's App Store. At first blush, the iOS version of the Google+ app