Why Electric and Natural-Gas Cars Will Gain Traction

Date: 05-19-2014 | Category: Articles, Energy Security

Ten years from now, electric (EV), hybrid and natural-gas powered cars will make some, albeit not yet decisive, inroads in our lives. There are economic, lifestyle and technological reasons for this.

First, it is the technology of hydraulic fracturing, and improved 3-D seismic and imaging techniques, which provides us with the ability to find even small oil and gas fields in abundance. Cheaper natural gas produces cheaper electricity, which can then be loaded onto and stored in a battery in an EVs. The electricity may then be stored on board the vehicle using a battery, flywheel, or supercapacitors.

http://blogs.wsj.com/experts/2014/05/19/why-electric-and-natural-gas-cars-will-gain-traction/ By Ariel Cohen Wall Street Journal May 19, 2014

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