I got tired of seeing the "Electric cars are a pipe dream" thread dominating the forums. Anyone else? Electric cars are only a pipe dream if greedy, selfish, ecologically and environmentally unconscious people compare them to fossil fuel cars. Fossil fuel cars, for anything other than emergencies, transport of important goods or persons, are for greedy, selfish, ecologically insensitive people who don't give a damn about what happens to the planet as long as they get where they have to go in the fastest possible amount of time. These are people who won't scale back their consumption one iota if it inconveniences them in the short term. Meanwhile, the reckless use of fossil fuels will inconvenience us all in the long term with the threat of ecological damage and climate change. Electric cars are no more a pipe dream than horse and wagons were a pipe dream. There was a time when people had nothing but horse and wagons and life continued. If electric cars appeared in George Washington's time, barring the faster but filthy alternative gas engine, he would have clearly chosen electric cars over the mess and maintenance of a horse and wagon. Now imagine if that happened. Do you think George Washington would have felt the slightest bit inconvenienced? No. He would have only seen electric cars as a plus. Why electric cars are superior to gas cars at this time: At this stage in our industrialized planet's evolution, it is now becoming increasingly apparent that it is vitally important to reduce our energy consumption and reliance on dirty, fossil fuels. Electric cars force us to do that at the most crucial time: Now. If the colonialists could live with horse and wagons, making exceptions for emergency vehicles and transportation of vital goods and personnel, we can live with the mildly to hugely superior clean vehicle alternative, the electric car. And doing so will improve the health of the planet. Using gas cars are like eating junk food at the transportation table. Sure, it tastes better than carrots and spinach but it's not the healthiest option. Fossil fuel vehicle drivers are the gluttons at the transportation table. They take more than they need and health is effected negatively, in this case, the health of the planet and, ultimately ourselves. Using electric cars is like putting ourselves on a badly needed diet. There is some personal inconvenience involved but, once you get used to it, like the colonialists, you won't even notice it anymore, except for the positives.