It has been rumoured that the big company with a bite out of their logo is gathering together like minded people to build a self driving electric car. I personally can’t wait for a world with self driving cars, but electric? I’m not against the idea of electric cars, but they have yet to prove to me that they are a mature technology.
I’ve blogged in the past, and made reference to physics texts, that explain the difference in stored energy when comparing Gasoline to any battery technology. If the world is serious about going green, a new power source is going to have to be created.
I’ve spoken to Tesla owners and they are over the moon about their investments and their ability to thumb their noses at the gas companies. After the initial sales pitch however, they will all tell you about the lack of charging infrastructure and what they do while they are waiting for their car to charge.
If you’re retired, like the one owner who goes to my church, wait times are no big deal. The man in question was bragging that he went from Ottawa to Sarnia to visit his grand kids and it didn’t cost him a cent in gas. When I asked him about the duration of the trip however, the truth came out.
I would like to be able to get around without having to buy gas for my car, I would like to power my house from off-grid renewable energy, I would like to have a car that doesn’t pollute the air I breath and I would like to win the lottery. At this point in my life however, winning the lottery probably has the highest odds of happening.