China's Chery Auto unveils electric car: company

Feb 20, 2009
A Chinese automotive worker, seen here on December 7, 2007, prepares a 4 cylinder engine for a Chery QQ car at their factory in Wuhu, Anhui Province. China's largest independent carmaker Chery Automobile rolled off its first plug-in electric car this week, the latest Chinese automotive company to produce an alternative energy vehicle.

China's largest independent carmaker Chery Automobile rolled off its first plug-in electric car this week, the latest Chinese automotive company to produce an alternative energy vehicle.



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JayVenter
5 / 5 (1) Feb 21, 2009
sure, the cars wont emit pollution, but they have to make more electricity to supply to the cars, and how much of china's electricity comes from clean sources ?
DGBEACH
1 / 5 (1) Feb 22, 2009
sure, the cars wont emit pollution, but they have to make more electricity to supply to the cars, and how much of china's electricity comes from clean sources ?

So are you saying that gas-powered cars, all in all, pollute the planet less? If so you are severely misguided!
Roach
4 / 5 (1) Feb 24, 2009
Replacing a car that's relatively new with a hybrid is very fuel inefficient. so essentially what jay is saying is that moving everyone to vehicles tooling and construction of a new facility, plus the larger demand on China's coal power plants will cumulate to an increased pollution from a seemingly good intentions albeit somewhat slow witted idea. If it takes hypothetically 1000BTU to drive to work, roughly the same amount of emmisions will come from coal or gasoline. Changing the point of emmision doesn't fix the problem.

In actuallity due to line losses, over fireing to maintain load capacity, poor power plant standards, and the concentration of the emmisions sources, yes, this may actually make the problems worse. although it's not a good solution, the phrase "The solution to polution is dillution" does carry some truth, and concentrating emmisions over a few key points may have a larger negative impact in the future. At this point I'm refering less to CO2 and gasses and more precipitates like Hg and other heavy metals.

If they powered all these off of hydro, nuke or hell even solar or wind then it'd be a different case, but they aren't.

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