posted on Apr, 27 2011 @ 11:34 AM
That car was not a hybrid in the sense that it didn't have a gasoline engine. It was a purely electric vehicle.
Anywho. Kudos to Ferdinand Porsche as well as to why the Porsche marque is one of the most honored in the automotive industry today.
Yes, the Rockefellers dominated the auto industry with their gas powered alternative to the electric but it was a matter of infrastructure in many
regards as well as simple science and economics.
Natural Selection you might say....But....
A gallon of gasoline still contains more energy per volume than that of an equivalent battery.....plain and simple.
Here we are 100 years later and a new Chevy VOLT can only go 35-40 miles or so on a single charge of it's high tech Lithium-Ion batteries before the
generator has to kick in ? To get you home ?
That's ridiculous !
But as an electrical engineer...that is the nature of a DC as in Direct Current electrical system.
For They are inherently inefficient and also as to why we use Tesla's AC Alternating Current based system to power our grid today.
But back to the electric car...
You cannot change the principles of physics and Ohms law unfortunately, and currently that's the best Affordable battery technology that we have at
So it isn't entirely conspiratorial but more so a matter of basic science and economics as well as practicality.
And on the car companies as a whole....the auto companies actually make more money on the financing than they do on the actual hardware as in
cars...why do you think that leasing is so popular with them ????
Thanks for posting OP !!