The Future of Transportation: Electricity or Liquid Fuels?

This is truly the topic of on-going debate. Car manufacturers are continuously making vehicles more efficient and new lineups almost always include options of hybrid, and plug-in electric. With all the options available, consumers still won’t stop talking about something known as “range anxiety”. I’ve heard countless people say “Why would I buy an electric vehicle that will only take me less than 200 miles when I can drive ~500 miles on a single tank of gas without filling up?” Then there’s the criticism of charge time for electric vehicles – 30 minutes at best using a Tesla supercharger versus 5 minutes at the pump. On the flip side, there are certainly arguments in favor of electric vehicles. With an equivalent fuel efficiency of 89 mpg (combined city/highway driving) for the 2015 Tesla Model S versus approximately 23 mpg for a comparable full gas model sedan (e.g. BMW Series 7),…

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