Welcome to the Energy Blog

  • The Energy Blog is where all topics relating to The Energy Revolution are presented. Increasingly, expensive oil, coal and global warming are causing an energy revolution by requiring fossil fuels to be supplemented by alternative energy sources and by requiring changes in lifestyle. Please contact me with your comments and questions. Further Information about me can be found HERE.



After Gutenberg

Clean Break

The Oil Drum


Blog powered by Typepad

« IMF Warns About Impact of Biofuels on Food Prices | Main | Ann Arbor to Install LED Street Lighting »

October 18, 2007


Vance Bedbug

Did they give a price estimate?

kent beuchert

A 100 mile range is a loser - this is a niche car best suited for small Pacific Islands.

Kit P

Are you referring to 'small Pacific Islands' that make electricity with oil and have no air pollution?


If you drive 100 miles a day, the problem is not the car. When electric vehicles become a part of daily life, charging stations will pop up all over the place. It's a lot easier to set up charging posts with credit card payment in supermarkets etc., than it is to put up a gas station.

Harvey D


I fully agree with you. Electric charge stations will not smell and could really be installed in many more places, even on sidewalks, parking lots etc.

The same credit card machine could be used to paid your parking + your battery recharge while you're at work.

Clean BEVs are the future. PHEVs may be an interim solution for long distance commuters.

David Stone

kent beuchert again bad-mouthing anything non-polluting.
Tell me, is the money you make from the status quo really worth the all the death and suffering caused by what you are involved in?

Most people drive far less than 100 miles per day.

The car is only a loser for those who do and don't have a second car with a higher range.

The pollution problem is worst in cities, where few drive long distances, and therefore very suitable for this car.

By the time chargers become the norm, energy storage will be much further.

Each technology has to start somewhere.

Dan Browne

100 mile range is a LOSER?

That's three times what the average driver drives daily.

You could EASILY do the same kind of driving that even a typical person does as long as you plug in every night.

It won't work for road-trips.
But for that you'd use a hybrid anyway.

In any event those who raise (in my opinion ill-thought-through) objections to electric cars (like "where would I charge if on a road trip) are forgetting how adaptive the companies are.

On a road-trip you could plug-in at e.g. motel 8 and pay for your electricity as part of your bill.

Anyone who ran out of electricity would be just as stupid as someone who runs out of gas on a road trip.

Moreover: as soon as these become mass market, SOMEBODY is going to come up with a standardized "range-extender" which could be plugged in at former gas stations.
(I'm thinking of a giant AA battery which you buy fully charged and drop off at another gas station).

So come on guys, the future is bright, not dark.

James Decker

If it were available here in the USA in my neighborhood (Ohio), I would strongly consider buying it. I rarely drive more than 100 MPD. I would love it.

Payday Loan Advocate

America is bemused by the current economic crisis that mortgage lending has brought on to the country. In 2008, a global economic crisis was suggested by several important indicators of economic downturn worldwide. These included high oil prices, which led to both high food prices (due to a dependence of food production on petroleum, as well as using food as an alternative to petroleum) and global inflation; a substantial credit crisis leading to the bankruptcy of large and well established investment banks as well as commercial banks in various nations around the world; increased unemployment; and the possibility of a global recession. However, Americans are not the only people affected by such matters on a daily basis. Today’s foreclosure epidemic resulted from the legal mass marketing of dangerous loan products and systematic overcharging of vulnerable consumers. Unfortunately, the consequences are hurting everyone, as massive foreclosures reverse previous gains that had been made in homeownership. Even worse, the housing crisis has set the entire country back as we deal with the spillover effects of reduced property values, lost jobs, and devastated communities. The International Herald Tribune elucidates that the worldwide credit crunch is going on in Europe as well. Small businesses depend upon credit with its suppliers in order to function. A small business owner, Dominique Boudier who runs a printing company, also depends on credit for the production of her company, and her creditors are cutting back their offerings by half. This is an order from the suppliers’ credit insurance companies. Bouldier’s business needs additional cash flow to make up for their major fallback, considering a typical 60-day lag time in which clients pay. As the bank’s hands are tied, the goods of her future seem unclear. Like many banks across Europe, her bank began to put their money to sleep with the European Central Bank instead of investing it back into other banks and the economy as a whole. When liquidity was disrupted and banks began to fail, credit began to dry up. Similar to America’s Federal Reserve Bank, the European Central Bank uses a method based on the ability to create as much fiat money as required. Fiat-money currency loses value once the government refuses to further guarantee its value. We see this in high inflation rates in this demolishing economic world we currently live in. If the banking systems are more responsible, it will, without a doubt, help solve this problem. Until that happens, payday advance loans will absolutely be a smarter alternative for consumers who need immediate short-term relief and can’t bear to wait on an irresolute central banking system.
Post Courtesy of Personal Money Store
Professional Blogging Team
Feed Back: 1-866-641-3406
Home: http://personalmoneystore.com/NoFaxPaydayLoans.html
Blog: http://personalmoneystore.com/moneyblog/

hypotheek lasten

This is interesting topic, I liked the information reported in this article.

Hp Pavilion DV4000 battery

i don't think is good to my life
(Hp dv4000 battery) , Hp Pavilion ZE2000 battery

Instant Loans

With you - love the picture.

The comments to this entry are closed.

. .

Batteries/Hybrid Vehicles