Another crisis and suddenly the car once again seems to have come under the axe. Anything that runs on petrol or diesel is like a rich industrialist in a socialist economy and now needs to be stripped of his wealth, power and CO2 output in the case of a car. Every known form of media on this planet these days is filled with information on hybrid and electric cars and more than 99% of them without any logic are blindly supporting them.
Everyone knows about depleting fuel reserves and so-called Global Warming, with one I agree and the other I completely disagree. No one can challenge the fact that oil is finishing up and some day we would have very little or none of it. That certainly requires us to discover or invent alternatives and I'm perfectly in favour of that. The problem however is that too much is being spent on the inappropriate or wrong alternatives. Electric hybrids and electric cars are not the future unless the definition of future for mankind has changed from going forward to backward and if it has at all then that is certainly so gay and homosexual kinda stuff.
The reason why cars have become an indispensable part of our lives is because our lives revolve around it. Whether it is an occasion of happiness, sorrow, curiosity or any other human emotion, a car does play an important part in all aspects of our lives. the car has been able to be a part of every aspect of our lives because we can drive it for long once filled, when out of gas a car can be refilled in a couple of minutes and once again you can go for a week without having to fill. Unless you're not in the jungles of Amazon or with the penguins in the Antarctic, you will easily find a gas station to refuel. Imagine your life in the same way with an electric car.
First you had to recharge your car overnight for 8 hours on the electricity which is generated by burning coal, so much for saving the environment. Expectedly on a Monday morning you are running late for the office and quickly stuff your mouth with a toast and gulp the coffee. Kiss your wife goodbye and rush to the car. Since you're running late you'll need to drive fast to your office, 50 kms away. So where's the problem? The car brochure states a range of 150 kms on a full-charge and this is only 100kms to and fro. However, you did drive fast and hard in the morning so regardless of your driving style in the evening, you will run out of power about 20kms away from home. Weekend getaways will only turn into weekend nightmares if done in an electric car. Your wife will ask you to stop by a river for a few romantic moments but you can't coz if you take the diversion you won't be left with enough power to make it to your destination.
Electric cars have been selling since the time neither me nor my readers were born (not too many Grandpas read this blog) but still there haven't been any appreciable developments. A car named Henney Kilowatt could do 97 kms on a full-charge and reach a top speed of 97km/hr in 1960. More than 45 years later the Tesla Roadster does 300 odd kms on a full-charge and manages a top speed of 200 km/hr. I wonder if this rate of development can even be termed as a development because in real-world the Tesla doesn't come anywhere close to its claimed range.
The Ferrari Daytona (Beautiful car!) in the 1960s could do 270 km/hr and manage about 5 km/litre. The Bugatti Veyron in 2006 could do 408 km/hr and still manage a fuel efficiency of a little above 5 km/litre. Now that is development. The Tesla is by no means an innovation or engineering marvel. It's simply a Lotus Elise which has been stuffed with thousands of laptop batteries. the Veyron on the other hand is the epitome of automotive engineering. Everything for the car was built from scratch unlike the Tesla.
The other disadvantage of electric cars is that you'll find it hard to lose virginity. Just imagine a college guy having an electric car. He goes out for a long drive with a pretty girl. Now obviously the destination would be a pristine location and that would be far away so a couple of hours of driving. Since the distance is long the girl is in mood (probably drunk) she asks for loud music. sadly you can't have the air-con/heater and the music system working together because you need the power to reach your home back. Somehow you make it to the destination and just when things start to get closely interesting you blow it all away! Why? Because if it's hot she would have wanted the air-con to be on while both of them carried out some biology practical in the back seat. But the guy can't switch on the air-con for an hour because if he does that not only will the air-con stop working mid-ways there won't be any electricity left to go back home. This is regardless of the fact that the air-con was anyways ineffective. Quite sadly the guy lost his chance forever since he turned out to be a boring nerd and girls quite obviously don't like it when the going gets too sweaty.
Hybrids are also useless propositions. While they do emit lesser emissions from the tailpipe, overall they damage the environment a lot more and their looks are as good as those of a 50 year old, wrinkled and fat prostitute. The place where batteries for Toyota Prius are made is a dead land and nothing can ever grow on it or survive on it. Many other such components for the prius are shipped from various parts of the world in huge ships and interestingly one container ship pollutes more than 5 million cars in a year. Hard to understand how hybrids save the environment and why aren't such ships the main point of focus rather than cars? There are 8,000 such ships in the world today. An elementary level calculation will tell you whether cars are more serious threat to the environment or such ships and as a matter of fact not even close to 10% regulations exist for the shipping industry when compared with the car industry.
I am not against the replacement of gasoline but like every sane person I want value for my every single penny and the above two options sadly don't offer that. The electric and hybrid car hype is a hype created by politicians and various lobbyists who want to divert from real solutions such as hydrogen and focus on unpractical things and in the process fill their pockets.
All this is done on the back of Global Warming phobia and quite honestly things aren't remotely as bad as portrayed. You know about melting of glaciers since that is what people in power want you to read. No one tells about the new glaciers being formed. Melting of glaciers is a normal process so why has it suddenly become the talking point now? Polar bears have substantially increased in population so why show ads fearing their extinction? Global warming is a globally misinformed hype and people very willingly accept anything fed to them in this regard and very conveniently label any non-believer as a fool. This is simply because sadly most of the humans today accept fear easily and are willing to believe in anything which can cause destruction. Belief in the power to heal and sel-courage is a rarity these days and those who understand this are the ones who feed you with all the information and make you believe what they want to. All this so that their bank accounts multiply every year. For more truth on Global Warming click on the link below and you'll be surprised to know what a fool you've been. Also try and remember that how many articles that told of global warming actually provided proof or evidence. The link below thankfully does that.
Oh and in case you're wondering about the girl thing in the car. Well I still stand by it and if you want to learn more about the human body better drive a petrol car. No one likes it sweaty or freezing unless you're a perverted jerk.
I'll leave you with an interesting fact. If Germany manages to achieve its target of having 1 million electric or hybrid cars on the road by 2020, the reduction in greenhouse gases will equate to an inconsiderable 0.1%. Doesn't the world have other issues which are of greater relevance to humans, their lives and their survival?