• there are a few ways at least that i can think of how a electrical car/truck could charge itself,here is one way:make a car/truck with 6 wheels 4 in the back 2 in the front.2 of the 4 wheels in back of the car/truck could be generators generating the power to charge the batteries just by the wheels turning.When the batteries are full you just flip a switch as your going down the highway and your 2 wheel generators will power your car /truck directly.also a hand crank for emergency charges.

    September 4, 2009 at 1:50 a.m.

  • Alton, My ole bear has had dealerships as customers throughout the Houston area. He has spoken to several about the green cars. At one of the largest dealerships in the area, the GM said that it was great selling the cars. The problems were down the road.

    1. There is no official plan for collection and destruction of the used batteries. Some dealerships are concerned with the existing regime that requirements will become so combersome.

    2. Purchasers of the so called green cars are in for major sticker shock when they have to buy a new battery. They already paid a higher price to have a hybrid or electric car. Batteries can range from $1500 to $2500 currently. However, expect price increases as the problems with "getting rid" of them continue to rise.

    3. The green perception of plugging in to avoid gasoline is a false sense of intelligence. As you say, electrical plants still have to exist to create the power to recharge the batteries. That wall plug is a false illusion that greenies can hide behind.

    September 3, 2009 at 10:34 p.m.