Britain, one of those countries considered light years ahead of the U.S. in “Green Energy,” conducted a little experiment recently on the electric car and just how practical it would be.
The BBC, one of the proponents of electric cars, showing just how practical they are, traveled from London to Edinburgh, a distance of approximately 332 miles (484 by BBC claims) “in a mere four days – with nine stops of up to 10 hours to recharge the batteries (with electricity from fossil fuels).”
According to the UK Telegraph article on the trip, “in the 1830s, a stagecoach was able to make the same journey in half the time, with two days and nights of continuous driving. This did require 50 stops to change horses, but each of these took only two minutes, giving a total stopping time of just over an hour and a half.”
Would horses be more practical?