Big Oil insists it will be the backbone of economy for another 10, 20, even 30 years. Don’t count on it
One in five car buyers ready for an electric vehicle, latest research shows. Nineteen percent of drivers surveyed by IBM's Institute for Business Value (IBV) said that they were either "very likely" or "likely" to consider purchasing an electric-only vehicle when shopping for a new car. This is notable, given that 42 percent of drivers know only "a little" about EVs or have "only heard of them.”
Let’s face it. Oil is killing us.
We are borrowing money from China to import oil from countries that don’t like us, while killing the environment in the process.
•Super capacitors merged with batteries (hybrid battery) will become the new super battery. Virtually unlimited life cycle - cycles millions of times with a 10 to 12 year life. Very high rates of discharge and charges in seconds.
•NanoSafe™ batteries can retain up to 85% charge capacity after 15,000 charges.
•Detroit Electric patented electric motor produces a peak 200 BHP & only weighs 18 Kg.
•The Global Race For Grid-Ready Electric Vehicles Has Started
While you may miss the throaty growl of your old muscle car, your electric car will be no slouch. In fact, electric motors are especially effective at generating torque. The Lightning GT eCar is blazing fast, doing 0-60 MPH in 4 seconds.
According to the AAA, the average person spends $9,641 per year for the privilege of driving based on $2.25 a gallon of gas. EV's require far less maintenance. An all battery EV fuel cost is at least three times cheaper then gas and twice as cheap as hydrogen.
In 1990, China only had 250,000 private passenger cars in the entire country. Less than two decades later, China has over 11 million private cars on the road with close to 10 million new cars sold each year. And still only 1% of the population has cars.
Chinese leaders have adopted a plan aimed at turning the country into one of the leading producers of hybrid and all-electric vehicles by 2012, and making it the world leader in electric cars and buses after that.