Don’t Panic…There are different types of Lithium Ion batteries!

 

Boeing 787 Batteries Same As Those In Electric Cars? Umm, NO

http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1081753_boeing-787-batteries-same-as-those-in-electric-cars-umm-no

Boeing 787 Dreamliner Uses the Most Flammable Battery on the Market

http://mashable.com/2013/01/19/boeing-787-dreamliner-battery/

Don’t buy into the negativity that will/has been fed to the media about electric transportation technology because of Boeing’s problems with the 787, read the articles above to see that there are most definitely differences between Boeing’s 787 batteries and those used in electric and hybrid vehicles.

For more on what’s going on with the 787 Dreamliner: http://www.popsci.com/technology/article/2013-01/why-boeings-787-dreamliner-such-piece-crap

 

Driver Benji (this blog) update:

I have decided to focus this blog on electric cars, hybrids & other alternative energy transportation and also solar technology. I will be posting soon on how all-electric car technology has been available for some time. Some years ago GM was given a head-start opportunity and dropped the ball and Tesla (& others) has picked it up, but there are those that make big $ the way things are now that act like bullies to anything that threatens their stranglehold on consumers (mostly behind the scenes). I will start by posting a must-see documentary. Also I will give tidbits of the history of the electric car w/links to articles on this subject.

I will also blog on the other things already stated in “About This Blog”, just bringing more focus on ZEV or EV news and information. (Zero Emissions Vehicle).

Next blog post coming soon!

Disney’s 1958 ideas for the Highway…

Here’s a little Disney vid from 1958 (discovered via a @ZelectricBug tweet)

Talk about “idealism” …keep in mind, the Interstate system of roads was started just two years earlier, and the original portion took 35 years to complete. Initial costs were underestimated, and required maintenance was very much more than expected.

How many of these ideas do you see in actual use today?

What ideas seem a bit far-fetched, or trendy for the times in which the animation was made?

What ideas would you like to see developed that haven’t been yet?

Comment!! 🙂