Originally Posted by The Duke
And, at least in the US, our power grid can't take the load...
So where does it all end...
Make electric cars now... where is the power to come from... make electric cars now... where is the power to come from....
BLACK OUTS, thats where!
I'm lookng into solar, I need my folding juice
Our power supply grids need to incorporate more efficient sources of energy to improve the grid. The power is out there, in the forms of solar, geothermal, hydroelectric,and wind. Fossil fuels and Nuclear reactors are not the only power supply source, and if anything we should be turning away from them indefinately as they are no longer practical with the technology we have today. There is enough geothermal energy untapped in the United States alone that can power the entire world, for a very long time. Imagine if you combined all 4 renewable energy sources into one plant, thats how we should running this country, electrically speaking.
In a car, some renewable energy could be used as well, a large solar cell in a sun roof type panel, a turbine mounted in the vehicle that can spool up from air turbulance as you drive. Scientists are even working on a sprayable solar media similar to a paint. Fossil fuels as an energy source are obsolete and electric in my mind is the only way to go.
We seem to be stuck in 486 days as far as energy goes, new battery technology could bring us to nahalem days