Work Green

What I think would be cool is if my Fence Company had all electric trucks. The amount of money I would save would be ridiculous on gasoline. My costs go down that much, so would my prices. Which would put me and my crew to work even more. Maybe even add a new crew. I save, you save, we save, the environment saves, everyone saves. Its a win win idea. I know the technology is there now, there's just not enough people on the idea yet. The first auto company that could do this for contractors, and make it affordable, would be huge. Kind of like McDonalds uses their own fry grease to drive their whole fleet of semi's. Cool stuff. Could be why they're cheaper, more popular, and are busier than everyone else. Even in a down economy people need to eat. The one's that can still provide that and keep their overhead down will stay in business, the ones that cant, well you know. Some of this technology is out there now but, its not advertised as good as it should be either. Yeah we all want a hot rod but, I watched an all electric car at the salt flats smoke everything else out there.... Not a hybrid either. That just says we're still not ready to get rid of gasoline. It's called a fossil fuel for a reason. I think it's time we moved on. Even in an all electric world there will still be a need for oil. Those guys just dont want to take the back seat, or even the middle. If they were riding in my truck, I'd kick them out....just saying, I think there needs to be more emphasis on all electric. And cater one all electric for the hot rod enthusiasts. I seem to remember a story about the first logging trucks way back in the day being all electric because the ICE was too inefficient, it lacked horsepower. All the other lacked was battery technology. The ICE is cold, haha.:) (the ICE, is the Internal Combustion Engine, for anyone who may not know).
Dennis T 05/16/2012
'Serial Hybrid' uses electric motors "exclusively" to drive the vehicle and the combustion engine is used to drive a generator to power the electric motors and re-charge batteries. Diesel-Electric trains do this very well. The "combustion engine" could be a small power plant that uses fuel cell tech, or Natural Gas, or gasoline then engine size does not have to large. The electric motor has a lot of torque so it can handle any load or any application. Siemens has been around and produced electric motors since the late 1800s. Ford and Siemens could combine: Ford engines and vehicles with Siemens electric motors, controllers and other electronics to produce a planet loving vehicle product.