Monday, March 12, 2012

Gas Pedal? What Gas Pedal? How about - How much Gas was saved?

Some people driving electric cars seem to get stuck on last century terminology - Gas Pedal! How about Accelerator Pedal? Or just Go pedal, the one beside the Stop pedal (The Brake Pedal)! Maybe we should color them Green for Go Pedals, and Red for Stop Pedals!

Also - some reports are coming in and say that Electric Car Sales have not exploded, so they must be dead!! Well - let's just compare - how many sales of other premium cars were there last year? (No - I don't have the answer - that's why it is a question!) Or - how about this - how many Extra Gallons (or Litres) of Gasoline were available for other drivers last year because of the electric Cars that did get sold?

Since an Electric car uses no Gasoline - ALL of the Gas it would have used if it were Gas Powered - is available for other cars! No Matter how many miles per gallon it would have gotten in a gas powered equivalent!

The Possibilities for an electric car to be fueled, if you will, by electrons moved by the sun, in your own properties space, via a Solar Photo-Voltaic panel (Solar PV, or Solar Electric), while likely a bit on the expensive side, generally have issues with creation, but cause so very little pollution with use as to be nearly non-existent, EV + PV = The True Green Solution!

Search EV + PV and you will find a number of sites on this subject! Like Jeff Chan's very descriptive pdf report by Sherry Boschert.

Beyond that - in My mind - Solar Power Production, in Work Parking Lots, that Feed the Grid, and as electric vehicles grow in numbers - charge them up - would do a lot to clean up local air conditions in Cities, and reduce the concentration of pollutants along road sides and in work site parking lots!

For those who want, but can't afford, an Electric Car, and want more than a 15 - 20 mph electric scooter, there are high powered electric scooters and Electric Motorcycles coming out now for 25% of the cost of an Electric Car, with - in some cases - even more range!

In all - the day of the Gas Pedal - is something your Grand Children might not even know about! Maybe even your children, if you are still young yet! Between Electric Vehicles, and Self-Drive Technology - either one or both of these items are likely to remove the terminology of the 'Gas' pedal from our vocabulary!

Enjoy your Gas Pedal While you can!

No comments: