Glenn Herbert wrote:What I read (a number of years ago) is that the additional costs not covered by the pump price are largely "externalities": things like hospital/health costs from fossil fuel pollution, environmental damage from mining or drilling and transportation (spillage), etc.
Glenn Herbert wrote:To the original conclusion, that electric cars will be seen to be more economical if subsidies (and hidden externalities) are eliminated, there is the factor of where the electricity comes from. Most id fossil fueled in the US, so the advantage will not be as stark as one might think. Growing your own food, on the other hand, may become a lot more attractive.
Dustin Rhodes wrote:If gasoline only accounts to 10%(spitballing) of each barrel of crude, who's to say that sale of those other products don't account for recouping of some of the cost?