Who killed the Electric Car?

Hybrid electric cars are back. There popularity is skyrocketing as more people begin to understand that every one of us impacts the environment. I spy this 100+ mpg hybrid car in downtown Houston. Learn more about The California Cars Initiative at calcars.org. I think the Prius still looks ugly.



5 thoughts on “Who killed the Electric Car?

  1. That plug-in gets 100+MPG for the first 20 to 30 miles each day. Once the second battery pack is used up, it goes back to the standard 50 MPG. However, on the weekends as a neighborhood vehicle picking up groceries and going to the cleaners, it drives on pure electric under 34 MPG. (Toyota limitation). It will be used both for collecting data on daily commuting and as a show vehicle at events.

    Although, it is not completely finished, it already has JBL surround sound, real time diagnostics display, voice activated audio, navigation, Bluetooth phone, and environmental controls. Soon to be added is WiFi active computer for data logging with direct upload to a webpage, and compatible Bluetooth keyboard, TV, and Satellite radio. Oh yeah the two front seats slide up and flat to make two beds for camping. My top speed has been 107 MPH.

    Only 30 miles at 100 mpg might not seem like much, but that is all half the American population drives each day. This is not a one size fits all solution, but it is a start.
    As far plugging in, at home I use wind energy to charge my car.

    I guess beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

  2. Watched “Who Killed the Electric Car” recently (great documentary), then i heard that GM and Tesla are making another run at the electric car (yay for progress!) hopefully development of this technology can go on unhindered by the corporations that depend on oil consumption.

  3. Hi,

    Thanks for writing such an interesting article. It’s really good to know about the real estate and home decoration and renovation in detail. You might not think of it often but the fact is that at some point in time every home is going to need the services of an electrician. The electric power that runs our homes with such convenience is a necessary part of our everyday lives. Some homeowners are quite handy at taking care of the small projects such as replacing an old ceiling light fixture or rewiring a wall receptacle. But for the most part, any projects that involve electricity is best lest to a professional Houston electrician.
    Finding an electrician should be easy. But finding an electrician that’s right for your job may require some extra work. If an electrician has a state license you can probably assume that he has some capabilities in the field. When talking with Houston electrician, ask to see a copy of his license. Call the local state contractors licensing board to verify any electrician’s license. You also need proof of liability and workers comp insurance and check that the policies are current.


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