[Oeva-list] EVs to the rescue in Japan

Benjamin Schafer sneb1949 at yahoo.com
Thu May 12 07:40:28 PDT 2011


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Make alternative energy distributed systems about the bucks...then 1 man 1 horse starts to be a feasible solution to some of the myriad of problems inherent in the "electric vehicle as a universal solution to the energy transport" concept. 


Benjamin F Schafer

--- On Wed, 5/11/11, Jon Youngblood <jonyou at clear.net> wrote:

From: Jon Youngblood <jonyou at clear.net>
Subject: Re: [Oeva-list] EVs to the rescue in Japan
To: Oeva-list at oeva.org
Date: Wednesday, May 11, 2011, 5:51 PM

Curt, this is true as long as cars insist on having 200 to 300 horses in front of it.  There was a time when a man was lucky to have one.  Four or six to pull a carriage was considered royalty (or a stage coach perhaps), but you see my point.  Wall St. with its The Bigger The Better brainwashing is destroying our world.  Our greed for more power than the next guy is not our best approach to transportation - or anything else for that matter.   What's the point of an EV saving the planet if it still needs to consume way more energy that it takes to move one or two human bodies?  How often do you tow tons of goods?  And couldn't you rent an ICE on those occations?  You guys are not much of a solution.  Your only changing the nature of the problem.  Sure, there may be less gases emmitted, but, well, I'm sure you have all heard the arguments about the trade offs and power souces and pollution from other materials, blah, blah, blah.  But yes, Curt,
 as long as we are hedonistically inclined to grasp and cling to our 250 horses, or act like a spoiled child, then solar will never supply the energy.  Your right.    Jon Youngbloodjonyou at clear.net    I kinda have to disagree -- the amount of energy it takes to run a car is so much ridiculously more than any reasonably sized solar array could ever provide..   Curt EricksonLurkin'    > One more advantage of the EV over the ICE. The EV will only become > more important in times of disaster as more and more local residential > and commercial solar arrays are installed across the country.> > http://nyti.ms/kbc5B6> > --> The EVs are coming> > Gary Munkhoff, Editor&  Publisher> Green Living Journal> P.O. Box 677> Cascade Locks, OR 97014> 541.374.5454      
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