“The future is electric, hybrids will take charge”
It’s been a beautiful year for alternatively-powered vehicles especially when high-end manufacturers get involved:
Mercedes SLS AMG Coupe Electric Drive (German)
Acura NSX Concept (Japanese)
Porsche 918 Hybrid (German)
Ferrari LaFerrari (Italian)
Tesla Model S (American)
These are manufacturers looking to appeal to the commercial value of renewable energy but, more so, is that they are also incubating science and technology that will benefit us in the future of energy efficiency.
There will always be a demand for high-performance automobiles but the caveat is that the price of fossil fuel (environmental, social, health, and as a commodity) is taking on a negative attribute. When major metropolitan centers become choked with particulate matter from burning fossil fuel, it’s imperative that some habits make a necessary change.
When the future of renewables is given a glamorous make-over, like with these cars, their appeal can help to persuade public opinion on acceptance.
I’m pleased with how things are shaping up because these car manufacturers are leading the way to a better future for all of us.
Oil has had a 100 year grip on our transportation. For the moment, we can’t live without it. But by at least incorporating hybrid technology, it will hopefully create more supply and, thus, bring down costs for us working folks.
Then, maybe, when we’re all rich, we can afford some high-performance electric car porn powered by the sun, wind, or some other renewable source of energy.