No you can't. if you can only get 40 or 50 miles out of a car and you have to plug into an electric plug for 8-12 hours to get a full charge it is for sure you solar panel or turbine will not do the trick.
Yes i like the idea of electric cars, solar panels and turbines, but current technology will not let you do what you want to do. you will still have to plug in at home, still connect to the grid, still have to use the old coal buring or nuke or gas plants to get your grid charged so you can charge your car.
one way or another you are going to end up using oil and coal. how do you think they get to copper for your motor? and the tires? or forming the metal parts for you car. Can't use plastic, it uses oil too. have roads? need oil to make them. and then unless you do it all in your back yard with 17th century hand tools, you are going to have parts transported from all over the world to get that electric car built.
i understand the best batteries come from china, because they are not allowed to be made here - too dirty a process.
you can't get away from it, you need oil, coal, and transport.
Originally Posted by Jason Lattimer
With electric cars, I can throw solar panels or a wind turbine on my roof and make my own fuel.