Next year, Nissan will offer a totally electric vehicle with a 100 mile range. That is more than 95% of drivers need each day. Next. Year.
In ten, will we have figured out how to reduce the size of batteries for these cars to roughly the size of a cell-phone?
Anyone out there remember what a one gig hard drive used to look like? It was the size of a television, and costs thousands. Last year, I bought a 1 gig storage drive for ten dollars at Radio Shack. It looked like this:
There is no good reason not to want this. Not only will an all electric vehicle produce no emissions, it also won’t require much maintenance. There is no oil to be changed. Very few moving parts. Quiet, too.
I realize that for awhile, we will be dependent on coal to produce the electricity required to charge our new cars. OK. Meanwhile, perhaps some of our children will be finding ways to harness solar so that it is affordable to the average family.
Lets get the ball rolling.