Elon Musk interview on Tesla, Solar City, Space X:
When asked about why Space X, he didn’t have kid dreams of being an astronaut, he says it’s more from the standpoint of “What are the things that need to happen in order for the future to be an exciting and inspiring one.” My favorite quote.
Tesla Model S & BMW M5
A Video Showing the Tesla Model S (w/Performance Package) and the BMW M5 as tested by Edmunds (Two separate tests edited into one video, not a race). Pretty close! It’s obvious Telsa had the M5 in mind when designing the Model S w/Performance Package. Gas/electric aside, if you think about the fact that this is Tesla’s first production car and the M5 has decades of development behind it, the Model S is pretty impressive! Now think about the fact that this is an electric car, and what that means for the future.
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.
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).
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?