I saw this article from the CNBC about Bush saying that it will take a long time for use to see any relief in gas prices. I say that this is xxxx. What happened to the SMART Car that was supposed to be here by now? Why is it so hard to get more electric and hybrid electrics out there? Why hasn’t there been advances in mass transit that actually works? What gives? Certainly it was known by somebody in D.C. that we were heading in this direction.
I think we need to start thinking about what we really need to have just to go to work or some other daily routine tasks. I keep hearing about alternatives but, for some reason I don’t see them here in Colorado.
Even with the increase in ‘Flex Fuel’ vehicles there is no infrasturcture really oin place to handle this. There have been no efforts made to increase availability to CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) alternatives even with our local city/county government trucks using it and a large storage depot for them. I just don’t get it.
I also found out about a neat little group called Electro-ride.com that has all sorts of vehicles for commuters that want to go this way. There are some hybrid possibilities that could have CNG/electric combination for extending distances and to assist in recharging the system while it moving under the CNG motor.
The CycleCar caught my attention after watching a short video from BoingBoingTV today. Quite impressive. But what is even better is the ever persistent Trimuter way back from the early 1980’s that is made from a kit! I have seen one of these and it was powered by a motorcycle engine. Great ride with a great way to save on fuel. So, there are ways to beat the games being played against the US consumer. Think about these alternatives,. I am planning on trying to get the plans for the Trimuter soon as a test bed for various fuel types…stay tuned!