Every time I consider think about an electric vehicle, I begin thinking about what is the real purpose for them? Notwithstanding the fact that there is really no evidence that carbon dioxide is harmful to the environment or has any measurable effect on the climate, what is the benefit of electric vehicles? If you take at face value that CO2 does harm the environment does an electric vehicle really reduce emissions? Wind and solar power will never replace fossil fuel power plants in our lifetimes, if ever. Fossil fuel power plants are being used to recharge electric vehicles. Doesn't that defeat the purpose? Many power plants are already strained to the point where they on the verge of blackout during high energy consumption periods. What would happen were hundreds of thousands of electric vehicles to begin sucking power out of the grid? I don't think it would be good. EV proponents live in partial reality. The thought of an electric vehicle sounds good, but, in reality, it may be exacerbating the problems they "feel" it will alleviate. As an aside, I've read that the energy required to produce a giant wind turbine may never produce the same amount of energy that was used to manufacture it, depending on location.Exactly. Some of them are making outrageous promises. I would consider an electric truck if it truly had 400 mile range and didn't cost $90k.