Israel Is Set to Promote the Use of Electric Cars
“You buy a car to go an infinite distance, and we need to create the same feeling for an electric car - that you can fill it up when you stop or sleep and go an infinite distance.”
Israel , tiny and bereft of oil, has decided to embrace the electric car. On Monday, the Israeli government will announce its support for a broad effort to promote the use of electric cars, embracing a joint ... via New York Times
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#1 Jan 22, 2008
I can not wait until I have the ability to purchase an electric car.
'Mr. Agassis company, Project Better Place of Palo Alto, Calif., will provide the lithium-ion batteries, which will be able to go 124 miles per charge, and the infrastructure necessary to keep the cars going whether parking meter-like plugs on city streets or service stations along highways, where, in a structure like a car wash, exhausted batteries will be removed and fresh ones inserted.'(cont..
This is great, especially for what a second car is used for- short trips, well within the range.
This is great!
From the article-
Israel is a perfect test tube for the electric car, he said.The beauty of this is that you have a real place where you can get real human reactions. In Israel they can control the externalities and give it a chance to flourish or fail. It needs to be tested, and Agassi is to be commended for testing it and the Israeli government for trying it.
Agree. Way to go.....
#2 Jan 22, 2008
#3 Jan 23, 2008
Thank you, James Shortz, for the excellent link.
I will order the book and go to C-Span for the interview.
Winning the War on Terror by Breaking Free of Oil
by Robert Zubrin
Robert Zubrin argues that the United States is subsidizing a war against itself because of its dependence on oil, a resource controlled by its enemies. He says that if Congress passed a law requiring all new cars sold in the United States to be flexible fueled, OPEC's control on the world's transportation fuel supply would be diminished.
I have often wondered exactly what the real cost of gasoline is per gallon. I think the price on the pump is just a small part of the total.
#4 Jan 23, 2008
Zubrin has all the right answers
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