Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Automobile forgotten password
The potential is the greatest car in private, secret, until now, it seems that in many cases, to forget. It allowed the big SUV in my garage for the occasional trip to Wal-Mart 10 miles or run two miles of the volunteer fire station when the siren sounds. But has not the capacity, size, energy, and this group to bring me, my friends, and we are in the mountain bike cycling away or 1,100 miles with a cargo of furniture and books the house of my son in Florida.
A century ago, and gasoline for cars of the revolution in personal mobility. I've done this so thoroughly and quickly became one of the routine aspects of our daily life. Mobility and powerful and it is natural that many people, especially in a group of anti-car, has forgotten its importance. On any day in which he might happen to read this, Americans traveling 11000000000 miles on their cars and go to work or to eat with friends, shopping, and visiting the doctor or dentist, pick up the materials needed to house the project, and moving the kids to soccer or pets to the pressure, education and training in the tasks that a couple of hours, had only been thinking before the car, and was carefully planned days or weeks.
These wonderful opportunities, whether we use a lot or little, is woven deeply and invisibly into the fabric of our economy and our lives. Americans and we do not just buy a car from point A to point B and we do not buy a car with the average of 20 meeting - the expectations of the trip 40 miles a day. We buy them the idea they can take us when and where we want, day or night, the weather is good or bad. What's more, we buy them for their ability to withstand not only for ourselves but our families, friends and close to a poker game, team, softball, and dogs and cats, antiques, tools, fishing rods and supplies Avon, picnic lunch , pregnant women and paint, and Salvation Army volunteer, cookies Church Bazaar, WTC and saddles, groceries, tools, holiday and all we can to comfort and safety of a dream in all parts of the city or the country. And, oh, yes, we can pull a boat or two dirt bikes or pony trailer behind our backs, as well.
These powerful capabilities are essentially replace the internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles with electric vehicles (EVs). Able to develop electric vehicles than ever before possible longer delivery vehicles are routinely? This is not just a question of the group, but in addition to the scope of the enormous power reserve for a real-life loads and dealing with emergencies, and the quality of the wrap or unexpected delay.
Take, for example, the case of the famous and long-awaited (to the U.S. in December (F Lev April, with a range of expected 100 miles. Praised the car as a breakthrough for the group for the 'decent' F size with room for five. We may recently warned that the range of 100 miles may not be realistic. now one of the best engineers warned in April that reduction of this group life by up to 40 percent under what most drivers consider typical driving conditions. Hidetoshi Kadota, Journal of the chief engineer, say for example, if you're driving in heavy traffic on a cold day and the use of your heater, and is expected to decrease your range to about 62 miles. According to the leadership in about 15 miles per hour. at higher speeds, this group is likely to be.
If you happen to be driving in a very hot day, using your air conditioner, you must rely on a range of 70 miles, and if you keep a speed of 50 miles per hour under. But in a beautiful day, if you do not need either heater or air conditioner, you can create more than 130 miles of riding in your life, if you cruise at 38 miles per hour remained constant. Kadota estimates consider not only speeds up the vast majority of drivers will find unacceptable funny, based on what they seem on paper with one driver. Any of the passengers. Do not mount a significant heavy.
This is not the means of most Americans expect in their cars. While in some quarters that it might be interesting to even contemplate a theoretical range of 100 miles, let's put this in perspective a bit. The following is a title of the world of cars, January 15, 1914: "Ford to build such a long time searched for an electric car." It is noted that the subtitle of the car "Is your hiring 100 miles Edison battery." Article reveals that a large Thomas A.. Edison "has been developed especially for battery electric Ford succeeded so well battery 400 pounds, and able to run 100 miles without recharging, guaranteed."
Well, history tells us anything about The Edison battery electric or Ford, which is not. It is sobering to consider that after nearly a century of April with a sandwich "of 18,000 dollars for the lithium-ion battery", which weighs 660 £, promising the same group who were "stressed" with a battery Edison, again before the First World War.
Manufacture electric vehicles from a century ago seems instinctively to recognize without fully recognizing that he could not provide a potential rival petrol-powered. Go back and review the Declaration cars between 1900 and 1920. Ads for electric cars to tend towards the image of the light, elegant, glassed-in vehicles pull up to the point of the city with an elegant lady dressed in Haris. Ads for petrol cars to tend towards the roaring "touring" cars on the open road to somewhere, loaded with passengers, a bloody man stared, wreaths bent over the steering wheel is huge.
Early F-makers offered quietly "odorless" and "noise" transfer to hair stylist AD, the shop, or garden club. Makers of ICE offered power, and magic, and adventure has no limits embodied in one of the car ads most famous of all time, and writes for Playboy Jordan in 1923, riding a two-seater that appears in the lack of clarity in silhouette roaring "somewhere in West Laramie" with "broncho [Thus marriage], breach of guidance - push" on the wheel. Certainly, it was a masterpiece of Madison Avenue hyperbole, but he spoke the truth of the car possible (not to mention that ineffable something that makes us love or hate our cars).
Given these possibilities, the Americans continue to embrace the expression of most media very useful, and versatile, and satisfying means of personal transport and developed than ever before.
Obama administration is now supporting the efforts of Congress in the distribution of 6 billion dollars more to enhance support for electric vehicles battery through further research, and build a house shipping devices, and tax credits for buyers F. The government has already poured 2.8 billion dollars in research battery, began doling out 25 billion dollars in loans to the automakers of the programs of AF, and continues with the $ 7,500 tax credits for buyers F. Accompanied by promises of broad and vague to wean us from oil dependence "."
These efforts may lead to more assertive specialized electric vehicles in the U.S. auto market. In other words, we will create, at the expense of great country, and another one due in the second or third "short visit" a car for those who can afford it or simply can not miss these tax cuts attractive. But will not replace the electric vehicles never or even a significant increase ICE cars and even if they can not get close to matching the full potential promised to gasoline or diesel-powered cars and handed over more than a century.