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January 29, 2013

Shapiro: Electric cars just don't make sense - yet

http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20130130/OPINION01/301300314#ixzz2JSqHPnxD

Howard N. Shapiro, a retired professor of Mechanical Engineering at Wayne State University, opined about electric cars writing that all-electric cars just dont make sense. I also know that no matter what we try to do through public policy, the laws of thermodynamics cannot be repealed. Objective analysis shows that gasoline hybrids fare much better than electric cars. Shapiro concludes: In the future, electric cars will indeed be green and a good choice for society. But in the meantime, let's not jump on the electric car bandwagon.

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