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Originally posted by Indellkoffer
While I agree with Mystery Lady's wonderful analysis (you got my last WATS vote, ML!) I also think that we'll see a move toward the cars that get the highest gas mileage -- the hybrids -- and we'll see fuel cell cars starting to become available.
Originally posted by Mystery_Lady
How would you take to buying milk over $5.00 a gallon, or a cheap loaf of bread that costs $3.00 or more. [edit on 30-8-2005 by Mystery_Lady]
Originally posted by orangetom1999
As to electric cars..I can tell you that motor technology has taken off ..big time in the last 7 years. New milestones have been broken in the area of bearing technology and motor effeciency. This means more likelyhood of effecient motors to work off of solar power. A effecient storage device would be needed too..one which would be able to keep the automobile working in the dark while running and also charging up the storage device in the daytime sufficent to run all or most of the night.
All of this of sufficient weight and functionality to work in a automobile priced correctly and functioning on todays roads.
I do know that superconducter technology is being studied by the US Navy to replace many of the electric motors that they currently have in inventory. A good percentage of the motors can be replaced by one size fits all to where the warehousing can be tremendously simplified. Today the Navy has a huge storage problem keeping track of the many types of electric motors they need. Simplifying this by deleting just 30% of thier motors means huge warehousing savings. These new motors will put out the same amount of work at a much smaller size.
it is often a political tool to keep certain industrys entrenched at the expence of the competition.
Originally posted by blue_sky_9
and just as a passing coment, i dont like the way you sneer at envirmentlists. these people are trying to conserve the world for you and your children. its not about them attacking you too cause trouble.
also, if it takes the americans raised taxes to DO SOMETHING then so be it.
you dont acually suffer that bad taxes compared to us.
none of this was meant to offend anyone