Trends in automotive technology

Hi,I have worked as an automotive mechanic for over 25 years,first for 10 years with Toyota  ,then for 15 years  with Toyota’s luxury brand Lexus.The most intriguing trends in automotive technology are in  the field of electric cars.I have specialized in the repair of the Lexus line of hybrid vehicles,and have some insight the pros and cons of battery development and implementation.The problem that seems to be missing from the majority of forums is that batteries require electricity to recharge,and electricity production requires power plants.[coal burning ,nuclear etc.].For this reason,I feel battery powered cars will do little to curb the problem of green house gas emissions.It will simply transfer it.Battery technology has many positive applications,I just feel cars, and the very real problem of tackling global warming, is not one of them.


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