Not worried a bout electric transportation myself. Battery technology to equal the performance size and weight of a simple tank full of gas is centuries away if ever attainable. The electrical grid can't handle every one charging up every day. The cost to upgrade it to that level would be prohibitive. The total cost (when infrastructure upgrades included) and pollution to travel one mile burning electrons is greater than using Dino fuels unless the electricity is nuclear generated.Today we have diesel pick up trucks and cars that drive like or out perform gassers. Diesel is "here", now. Look at the performance specs of this production bike. http://www.dieselmotorcycles.com/models.htmUnless you're in a third world country, the electric grid certainly can handle charging everyone at once. Most home systems, and grid systems within cities, are overbuilt. Charging a vehicle doesn't use much more power than an extra refridgerator or two - those use TONS of electricity."Centuries" away? Pfff. More like decades, at most. Electric vehicles have been around for more than a century; all they needed to get off the ground was a push from somewhere, and the peak oil dilemma combined with international conflict certainly has given that push. Advances have been made in less than the past year that make me excited for the future. Combine that with the recent discovery of the super-efficient solar polymer, and you have yourself a new energy system.Diesel is great, but diesel, hydrogen, or hybrids are only a stopgap for full-on solar and wind systems.
Ice sounds like most skeptics... "centuries away"... people thought air vehicles were impossible and nuclear fission a scientist's imagination.Current grids can handle electric vehicle charging easily - it happens at night typically, when grid demands are low. I would say we are twenty years away. Perhaps because they say we are only twenty years away from nuclear fusion, for that matter.