Saturday, November 12, 2011

You Have To See This Footage Of Racing Electric Cars!

I haven't had this much fun watching a You Tube video since the Chinese high speed rail video (posted earlier) or the laughing baby! This Toyota electric race car shows you where motor racing is going in the future. Gas is so old school and slow! This shows that electric racers have beat gas in still another venue. This deserves to go with the Oregon back yard electric dragster racer that was featured in a earlier post. Take time to see the future today!  Toyota electric racer sets another record.

The 2012 Ford Focus Electric car!

     The Ford motor Company is introducing there 2012 Ford Focus Electric car for $40,000. After subtracting the $7000 USA deduction (while it lasts before the near sighted Republicans try to remove it from the budget), it would be a $33,000 up front cost. Add on local taxes it may be about $35,000. The next step would be to figure out the fuel savings in one year which would be 18000 / 20 = 900 X $3.50 a gallon which equals $3150 fuel savings each year. The car would be free in a little over eleven years (3150 X 11 = $34650) . That's not an option with it's gas guzzling counter parts. Comparisons with different situations against cars with higher than 20mpg or lower fuel prices will change the math.Also it would make a different if you had to borrow or pay cash. Some of that would apply if you were buying a gas guzzler as well.
     For some this is an option, but the high price up front can remain a huge hurdle (mountain) to get over.

The Future of Gasoline

Fact I - "U.S. refineries produce about 19 gallons of motor gasoline from one barrel (42 gallons) of crude oil. The remainder of the barrel yields distillate and residual fuel oils, jet fuel, and many other products. Refinery yields of individual products vary from month to month as refiners focus operations to meet demand for different products and maximize profits". U.S. Energy Information administration

Fact II - The average car holds from 11 to 20 gallons of fuel. Can you just imagine the amount of liquid fuel is just traveling down the busy highways?

Fact III - Americans travel 12k - 18K miles a year. Burning fuel at a rate 12 to 30 miles per gallon.

Fact IV - Semi Trucks carry 100 to 200 gallons of diesel fuel on board a single unit. Burning fuel at the rate of 7 to 15 miles per gallon.

Fact V - From the view of the fuel industry this means banner profits and job security.

The vision the I was hope to create was the enormously huge environmental problem we have created. We are presently seeing automotive companies starting to make the change to electric and hybrid vehicles to address this situation, but the price of the electric vehicles are deterring rapid change. The innovations of the future will have to find a way to bring these costs down to compete with the almost antique method of carbon burning for supporting our transportation needs.

Recently International Energy Agency (IEA) has released some information and analysis that I found interesting. Read more about this report: World Energy Outlook.

This blog is designed to encourage and help us come up with ideas to change the world for the better. Here is a place to make huge impacts on our future by inventions, business models, creative marketing and developing competitive strong methods and plans to overcome the antiquated, well established oil corporate giants. We're recruiting today's Davids to take on Goliath again!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Northeast Wisconsin's Online Business Helps Local Businesses

In a move to help the bricks and mortar stores pick up sales in this dismal economy, an online company has combined networking, marketing, and sales to make a difference. Growing fast in Wisconsin this company is moving into the Chicago area and beyond. Investors like the idea of using online to help local business find customers. The way it works is that anyone can sign up for free, businesses for $97. If you find a business on the list a customer and they purchase a product, you get a commission for finding them a customer. Check it out at: