But, there are people who will buy it thinking others will be green with envy! No doubt there will be one in Airhead Huffington’s Drive way soon.
Who Killed the Electric Car? Answer: A lack of buyers, and that’s been the case since the Bell Electric. $50,000 is a bit much for a car that doesn’t make sense. But I need remember… the car was basically designed for people that don’t make a lot of sense.
DIYers to the rescue?? I’m sure most readers are familiar with Cogen powerplants, and we know that it’s mighty handy to use things like waste heat when it’s available and needed. There’s a good percentage of Greenies that will attempt to lecture us about why we should all be driving ‘plug in’ cars that have no idea just how many BTUs we need to keep the windows from fogging outside of Southern California. When it’s -10F, most of us are thankful for that COGEN power plant we have under the hood, it keeps us from having to chip ice off the inside windows as we drive to work. If we attempt to pull energy off the Volt battery for cabin heat and defrosting, we certainly limit our range. Really bad weather and traffic backups seem to happen at the same time, so as you sit in traffic breathing, you will most likely watch your windows grow ice crystals, and you’ll watch the outside view disappear.
For the DIyer, there’s a solution, and I can see the bolt on kits flying off the shelf! Just tell your greenie friends to order their Volt with the ‘tow package’, this will give them a sturdy receiver for a ball hitch, and it can be used to mount desirable accessories!
Our Gasifier Friends in Michigan have the right skill set to produce Mini Gasifiers AND they happen to live in an area where global warming just hasn’t done enough to shelter them from the bitter cold. Before you attempt to lecture me, sure I know bitter cold and record snow is caused by global warming sure thing, and the Huffington Post is a science Journal too right?
Mike A., Andy S. you listening? Here’s my reccomendation for an EPA approved appliance for the Volt! The Mini Gasifier! Many of us know the EPA has halted their attack on biofuels (for the moment), so this is a go!
Here how it works.. Normally a guy might take the trash out on his way to work, you normally drop it in the garbage can. Well, just one simple change, you lift the lid on the min gasifier mounted on the back of your Volt, and pour in the same garbage. Newspaper, egg cartons, all that fast food packaging, and more. there’s an auto igniter on the dash, and you’ll have near instant cabin heat. These gasifiers have come a long ways, and of course they burn clean. If you get in a stand still traffic pile up, there’s generally all kinds of garbage along side the road, some of the gasifier people tell me plastic bottles burn clean with no visible emissions. A side benefit of gasifiers might be the removal of all the liter alongside roadways where it gets cold?
Next step is to drive the Volt Air Conditioning with the gasifier, people down south are going to need that!