Quote Originally Posted by r184 View Post
Leaving all the good for the environment arguments, etc., aside, electric batteries can present a very real and deadly danger when on fire or over heating.
True, but keep in mind how flammable gasoline is which of course also presents serious risks of fire and explosion.

I'm all in favor of hybrid vehicles, especially plug-in hybrids, but will be the first to admit all-electric vehicles are too limited for me to buy one. Even with better batteries, there is charge time, unless they come up with a scheme for swapping batteries, which does not appear practical any time soon.