Friday, April 28, 2006

Bettah!

When you get tired of the status quo with gas prices and dependence on foreign oil, there's a better way.

The technology exists today to combine 50-mile range electric vehicles with small, efficient gas engines to create hybrid cars that get over 100 miles on the road from a gallon of gas. That means if gas is $3 and you have a 30 MPG car that has a plug-in hybrid option, the hybrid option will cut your gasoline charge to less than a third of what you were paying before. And not only your bill gets cut, but so do emissions and our dependence on places like Iran and Saudi Arabia.

Go to CalCars.org to find out more. See you on the road!

5 Comments:

At 11:04 AM, Blogger Mrs Zeke said...

ok but what happens to those cars when you get hit by a ...hmmm....bmw at 45mph?

Gas does not cost anyting when your dead.

Babe those cars are to big to hide from me Ill find it if you bring it home :P

Love you..really :)

 
At 9:53 PM, Blogger Craig Bob said...

Z - Other than the cord, what are the primary differences between a plug-in hybrid and say, a Prius?

 
At 9:59 PM, Blogger Zeke said...

Some entrepreneurial folks have actually converted several Priuses into plug-ins. It involved replacing the existing battery pack with a higher capacity array and making some mods to the onboard electronics. You can read about the project at the CalCars site.

 
At 4:26 PM, Blogger jeff said...

That was pretty interesting Zeke.

I remember when I was first driving that all foreign cars got more than 40mpg. Our family had a Honda Accord that would get 42mpg highway. The Civic CRX was rated at over 60mph highway!!

Where the heck is THAT technology?? I mean, that wasn't even electric. It was simple 4-cylinder, gas-powered engines.

It's amazing the influence of Power & Industry & the oil lobby... That they would sacrifice the environment and the American economy to stay married to oil companies and the energy companies is truly disgraceful.

 
At 8:41 AM, Blogger dorsey said...

I remember reading an article when the VW Beetle was re-released, comparing it to it's progenitor. The difference in the price tags (inflation-adjusted) was largely accounted for by the government-mandated standards and features. Our little Honda (best car we ever had) had neither airbags nor crumple-zones. Isn't there a way we can have it all—safety and efficiency?

 

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