Some time ago I heard on the news about 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 america 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 true.
I joined their news release and obtain updates with regards to their progress. They actually do make progress, they are doing use a presence in numerous nations. Their solution or their primary service is… service stations. Just like we pull into Cracker Barrel, ‘a Better Place’ is in the procedure for creating and implementing the technology that could let us carry out the same goes with electric cars, pull into a service station and ‘fill er up’.
The reason why this a big deal? Every day we read about advances in electric cars, greater travel capability, greater charge time. We already have ‘hybrids’ that sport an electric and gas powered engine to address this very issue; the limitation of traveling with a limited charge. So, this is the big deal. When someone begins to deploy Cracker Barrel Employee offered to most drivers, just like we drive down the road and see gasoline stations every block, the limiting issue traveling only where your charge will get you, (and safely return), will likely be overcome.
It’s fun to observe time and culture and especially to get in a threshold you might not be aware of. For baby boomers who celebrated the century of travel freedom with all the internal combustible engine, it is difficult to imagine a silent car that produces no emissions. It clearly could be science fiction except, it is actually happening right now.
Once we stored 100 megabytes on our pc’s we thought we might map the universe; now we store 10 times that amount on a thumb drive on our key chain. So what is stand out in the week? We have followed ‘its an improved Place’ and observed their steady progress but have hardly heard anything in the usa.
Vanderbilt University will offer you Cracker Barrel Hours Of Operation partly of the parking area:
“Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) has announced it can participate in a pilot rollout that will install more than 15,000 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations by June 2011 included in the EV Project, the greatest deployment of EV charging infrastructure in 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, offered by ECOtality Inc., at 24 restaurants across Tennessee.” It’s hard to imagine possessing a road idksax or simply being forced to talk to a friend or work colleage and not possessing a cellular phone nevertheless the revolution is hardly a decade old. The next time you pump your full tank of gas, enjoy that dizzy feeling as you inhale just a bit; it may be a faint memory earlier than we know. Inspire, think globally, act locally.