Not too long 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 the time we were being drawn into Iraq and the Middle East. Our trade deficit was soaring as was our national debt. The concept that a single solution might address so many things at once, enable america to be more self sufficient within 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 acquire updates regarding their progress. They do make progress, they are doing have a presence in lots of nations. Their solution or their primary services are… service stations. Just like we pull into Cracker Barrel Menu, ‘a Better Place’ is incorporated in the procedure for creating and implementing the technology that would permit us to perform the same goes with electric cars, pull in to a service station and ‘fill er up’.
Exactly why is this a huge deal? Every day we read about advances in electric cars, greater travel capability, greater charge time. We curently have ‘hybrids’ that sport an electric and gas powered engine to address this very issue; the limitation of vacationing with a limited charge. So, this is the big issue. When someone starts to deploy Cracker Barrel Employee accessible to most drivers, just like we drive down the road and discover 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 as well as culture and especially to be with a threshold you might not know about. For baby boomers who celebrated the century of travel freedom with the internal combustible engine, it is not easy to visualize a silent car which produces no emissions. It clearly could be sci-fi except, it is happening right now.
Whenever we stored 100 megabytes on our pc’s we thought we might map the universe; now we store ten times that amount on a thumb drive on our key chain. So what exactly is stand out in the week? I have followed ‘its an improved Place’ and observed their steady progress but have hardly heard anything in the usa.
Vanderbilt University will offer Cracker Barrel Hours Saturday to some extent of their parking area:
“Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) has announced it is going to participate in a pilot rollout which will install more than 15,000 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations by June 2011 as part of The EV Project, the greatest deployment of EV charging infrastructure throughout history. The rollout will take place in 16 cities and metropolitan areas in six states, as well as Washington, D.C.”
Cracker Barrel is adding charging stations to many of it’s restaurants:
“Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc. has launched a pilot project that it will install Blink electric vehicle chargers, provided by ECOtality Inc., at 24 restaurants across Tennessee.” It’s hard to visualize having a road idksax or just having to talk to a friend or work colleage rather than having a cell phone nevertheless the revolution is hardly a decade old. Next time you pump yourself a full tank of gas, enjoy that dizzy feeling when you inhale just a bit; it may be a faint memory earlier than we know. Inspire, think globally, act locally.