posted on Oct, 23 2011 @ 10:20 AM
Originally posted by links234
reply to post by JohnPhoenix
Has a 200 mpg carburetor been
suppressed by the oil industry?
Short answer: No, it's a myth.
As for your bike/small vehicle theory: Short Drive:
The Anglo-Indian Tata Electric Car
100 miles per charge for less than $10,000.
As to the OP, I can't even address the absurdity. Granted, a large amount of American energy comes from coal...but it should be obvious by now that
it doesn't have to.
Thanks for the links. Mr. Adams doesn't address the article i was speaking of, he addresses the noption of the 200 mpg myth from another angle. This
Ford contest I'm speaking of is well documented and did happen, I think the article came out in Popular Mechanics.
That Tara car is a real joke for the price. Problem - It's built like a car. My "Car" built with this same technology that's used on my electric
bike, would not resemble a normal car. It would be a two seater at most. ( In fact they have these electric bikes designed for two riders) Think Go
Cart with a shell. A Much simplified version of the YUGO that's electric. No heavy duty axle, tires, transmission, no extras, no radio, no ac and
heating. This thing would be like a bike with a shell. That's how it has to be done to keep weight down. Weight is The Enemy #1. It would be more a
personal vehicle with only 1/3 of the storage space a normal car has. It would not be designed to go on the Interstate.
The only reason the batteries are not cheap is because China controls the worlds Lithium supply and they make the lithium iron phosphate batteries
which is the best lithium battery technology right now. Others are working on battery designs that in theory are just as good if not better and are
way cheaper. Progress is slow though.