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Published on December 30th, 2013 | by Zachary Shahan

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Excellent Video Responses To Absurd ExxonMobil Commercial

December 30th, 2013 by  


Ah, ExxonMobil decided to go and play the energy density card in a recent commercial, comparing the energy density in a gallon of gas to electricity in a somewhat “clever” way. One thing left out of the equation, however, is that, “while gasoline does have a high energy density, internal combustion engines are only able to use 30% or less of that energy for automotive propulsion. Thus, burning gasoline to drive a vehicle is still very inefficient,” as one GM-Volt Forum member noted. But some even better responses might be as follows:

Yes, only one of these was actually created as a response to the ExxonMobil commercial. Though, the other four are points worth making if you want to talk about the pluses and minuses of powering mobile phones (or cars) with gas versus electricity.

The bottom line is, there are a few reasons why we don’t power everything with oil:

  • it would be disgusting
  • it would be expensive
  • it would be inconvenient

Before long, those things will help to move us away from powering our cars with oil, along with the fact that driving electric is just way more enjoyable, gasmobiles would destroy our climate, and more


 

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is tryin' to help society help itself one word at a time. He spends most of his time here on CleanTechnica as its director, chief editor, and CEO. Zach is recognized globally as an electric vehicle, solar energy, and energy storage expert. He has presented about cleantech at conferences in India, the UAE, Ukraine, Poland, Germany, the Netherlands, the USA, Canada, and Curaçao. Zach has long-term investments in Tesla [TSLA] — after years of covering solar and EVs, he simply has a lot of faith in this company and feels like it is a good cleantech company to invest in. But he does not offer (explicitly or implicitly) investment advice of any sort on Tesla or any other company.



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