Some time ago I heard on the news concerning this new service in Europe called ‘It’s a Better Place’. Their tag line is the ‘the global provider of electric vehicle networks’. At that time we were being drawn into Iraq and the Middle East. Our trade deficit was soaring as was our national debt. The idea that a single solution might address so many things at once, enable the United States to be more self sufficient in our energy use, to be more self-reliant, to rely less on expensive military, and a solution that does all these things is kinder to the environment too? It seemed too good to be real.
I joined their news release and obtain updates with regards to their progress. They are doing make progress, they actually do possess a presence in numerous nations. Their solution or their primary services are… service stations. Just like we pull into Cracker Barrel Specials, ‘a Better Place’ is within the procedure for creating and implementing the technology that could let us carry out the same with electric cars, pull into a service station and ‘fill er up’.
Why is this a huge deal? Every day we hear about advances in electric cars, greater travel capability, greater charge time. We have ‘hybrids’ that sport an electric powered and gas powered engine to address this very issue; the limitation of traveling with a limited charge. So, this is actually the big issue. When someone starts to deploy Employees Cracker Barrel available to most drivers, just like we drive down the road and find out gasoline stations every block, the limiting issue traveling only where your charge can get you, (and safely return), is going to be overcome.
It’s fun to look at time and culture especially to become with a threshold you might not be familiar with. For baby boomers who celebrated the century of travel freedom with the internal combustible engine, it is sometimes complicated to visualize a silent car that creates no emissions. It clearly will be sci-fi except, it really is happening right now.
When we stored 100 megabytes on our pc’s we thought we could map the universe; now we store 10 times that amount on the thumb drive on our key chain. So what exactly is stand out this week? We have followed ‘its an improved Place’ and observed their steady progress but have hardly heard anything in america.
Vanderbilt University will provide Cracker Barrel Hours Of Operation to some extent of its parking area:
“Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) has announced it will participate in a pilot rollout which will install a lot more than 15,000 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations by June 2011 included in the EV Project, the largest deployment of EV charging infrastructure in history. The rollout will occur in 16 cities and metropolitan areas in six states, as well as Washington, D.C.”
Cracker Barrel is adding charging stations to numerous of it’s restaurants:
“Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc. has launched a pilot project that it will install Blink electric vehicle chargers, supplied by ECOtality Inc., at 24 restaurants across Tennessee.” It’s hard to imagine possessing a road idksax or simply needing to speak to a friend or work colleage rather than having a cell phone nevertheless the revolution is hardly ten years old. The next occasion you pump a full tank of gas, enjoy that dizzy feeling when you inhale just a bit; it may be considered a faint memory earlier than we know. Inspire, think globally, act locally.