Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Gas and Electric

So from the desk of the Big, Bald, Beautiful, Brother I ponder this question.
Will the Chevy Volt, which does not go into production until November of next year, be the start of real Mass produced electric cars? So for the next year to two years we will continue to spew carbon monoxide into the air with our combustion engines. Are the car makers going about this electric thing the wrong way? In my opinion, yes they are. There are several manufacturers that have hybrids that are available and there are a couple that have full electric cars. But the problem with them is that they are expensive especially if you have a mortgage, car payment and other bills to pay. The best you can do in this case is maybe add to your bill every moth by trading in your car for one of these. That helps the economy but it really does not help the Earth or you very much. I think that companies like Tesla need to license their powertrain out to specialty shops that can convert cars that people already own. I would like to see.....a Toyota Scion xB converted to electric. Yes the boxy shape probably will not help in its mileage but.... there is now room for a few more batteries. By reusing vehicles that are already on the road we should not be adding more junk to landfills. What do you think?

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