New York Auto Show 2011:Environmental Cars Available

Recently I stumbled upon a fantastic article posted earlier today, by Jack Harry, and entitled New York Auto Show 2011:Environmental Cars Available that I would suggest all of you read! Here are a couple of little extracts in the hope of piquing your interest!

New York Auto Show 2011:Environmental Cars Available: Denied us the future of jet packs, hover boards and flying cars, but it looks as if the car-manufacturers may finally be giving people what they want. How about a car that runs completely on air, sun and even sugar? Zero Pollution Motors is a company with vision, and working on a car that needs nothing more than compressed air to take drivers where they want to go. French visionaries, motor development International (MDI), conceived “compressed air vehicles.” compressed air car engine will allow drivers to zoom along at a maximum speed of 35 miles per hour and maximum distance of 80 miles.

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Currently, Tata, India’s largest carmaker, bought the rights to technology MDI and countries around the world take notice. Hybrid Cars Solar made its way around the shops as a possible alternative to fossil fuels. Solar cars use photovoltaic (PV) cells to convert sunlight into electricity, as well as the plant uses photosynthesis to create its own energy. Thanks to solar cells, solar cars do not need to be plugged in to charge. As the air vehicles, a fully solar car did not go to primary and remains confined to the experiments and concepts. Seeking a “green drivers” need to keep your sunny disposition, however, and look for something even sweeter: about 34,000 gas stations have appeared in Brazil, which offer drivers ethanol made from pure sugar cane. Brazilian “Flex” cars are sold with a device that allows engines to run on this sugar cane ethanol.

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This cost-effective alternative fuel allows the car authorities in the United States model is that Americans may follow its home-grown corn ethanol. Drivers are still interested in Going Green can actually choose from an array of hybrid and electric cars have been sold. Chevy Volt, winner of the 2011 Motor Trend “Car of the Year, while his rival, Toyota Prius, have already made their mark on the market, using gasoline and electricity. The current price of $ 32,780 and the Prius at $ 23,050. Though these cars are starting to wean drivers from fossil fuels, Tesla Motors offers sporty Tesla Roadster, an all-electric car with luxury foreign and exhaust pipe. Their four-door Model S is currently in the works, it is equally as electric, but not more affordable. While Tesla’s luxury cars are sold in a cool $ 100.

Reading this got me thinking so I googled for some more posts on the subject and discovered some more gems. i.e. this post by devildog6771, posted yesterday, on a blog called Love it or Leave it!!:

His findings are published in the September, 2001 issue of the Encyclopedia of Physical Sciences and Technology . Among his findings are: An acre of U.S. corn yields about 7,110 pounds of corn for processing into 328 gallons of ethanol. But planting, growing and harvesting that much corn requires about 140 gallons of fossil fuels and costs $347 per acre, according to Pimentel’s analysis. Thus, even before corn is converted to ethanol, the feedstock costs $1.05 per gallon of ethanol. The energy economics get worse at the processing plants, where the grain is crushed and fermented. As many as three distillation steps are needed to separate the 8 percent ethanol from the 92 percent water.

Finally, another fine post on the subject came from admin over on The Ultimate TV Blog posted yesterday and entitled Gold In Those Corn Fields (CBS News) which is also definitely worth a look!

beatpulp says: Aside form that, the whole “ethanol as an alternative fuel source” is a big lie! Do the research. Ethanol has a negative net energy value, meaning it takes more energy to produce it, than it produces. Secondly, if it were not for being highly government subsidized, it would not be produced in the quantity it is. The Feds are buying your loyalty and devotion with your own money! But, for now, let the farmers make money while they can! They have been getting screwed for a long time!! Reply .

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