The ghost of Jack Kevorkian for President's Physician: 2016
You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo
Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
This is why our nation is bankrupt.
No one "tells the truth".
But I will try.
An average of 50 mpg for 100,000 miles in my '85 VW Golf; small ?; thats a matter of opinion..
Slow? ; again, I was faster than the big rigs, and less economical.
The electric is great for those who make short trips....many of us do...
Our wonderful environmentalists have killed the Diesel; five years from now, maybe 50% of our motor vehicles will be electric, which will be good, as long as they are Chevrolets and Fords..
Chrysler/Fiat will go the way of Packard and Hudson..sadly.
Where does the electricity come from? Coal?
If you expect people to be rational, you aren't being rational.
I have not read the whole thread, but allow me to make this commentary. GM wants to sell a car that while quite admirably gets great gas mileage according them, it also is quite expensive according to them. Their price tag of $40k for this is just asinine in my opinion. So for $40k I could have this Chevy Volt, or wait and possibly get the Tesla Model S for $49k. Hmm....bland Chevy, or sleek performance (well 0-60 5.6 ain't that bad).
Next year I believe Nissan will introduce to our market a smaller subcompact the Leaf, which will debut at $28k. While I would not consider the Leaf to be a replacement for my current auto , it is however I believe much more competitive than the Volt will be. And if the Tesla Model S turns out to be as reliable as some of us hope and pray, then the Volt could be a failure.
"If your opponent is of choleric temperament, seek to irritate him." - Sun Tzu
Researchers are constantly looking and searching. Who knows what they will come up with or stumble over in the future. Here is one such study that might prove to be valuable as it is refined.
Researchers at the University of Miami and at the Universities of Tokyo and Tohoku, Japan, have been able to prove the existence of a "spin battery," a battery that is "charged" by applying a large magnetic field to nano-magnets in a device called a magnetic tunnel junction (MTJ).
Like a winding up toy car, the spin battery is "wound up" by applying a large magnetic field -- no chemistry involved. The device is potentially better than anything found so far, said Barnes.
Although the actual device has a diameter about that of a human hair and cannot even light up an LED (light-emitting diode--a light source used as electronic component), the energy that might be stored in this way could potentially run a car for miles. The possibilities are endless, Barnes said.
Spin Battery: Physicist Develops Battery Using New Source Of Energy
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