"The action I am taking is no more than a radical measure to hasten the explosion of truth and justice. I have but one passion: to enlighten those who have been kept in the dark, in the name of humanity which has suffered so much and is entitled to happiness. My fiery protest is simply the cry of my very soul. Let them dare, then, to bring me before a court of law and let the enquiry take place in broad daylight!" - Emile Zola, J'accuse! (1898) -

Friday, November 21, 2008

SCEVS (Self Charging Electric Zero Emissions Vehicles) :  I Guess I Have Not Made Myself Clear Enough For Some Folks.  I Want A Revolution And The Internal Combustion Engine To End Up In The Bone Yard Of History Museum!



We have seen enough going on across the globe that indicates the old expression that: “There is nothing as powerful as an idea whose time has come!” is about to give rise to a change as global shaking as the birth of the Industrial Revolution.  The only question is whether Detroit and the United States will ride the crest of the wave or will be  drowned in a tide of resistance…because this time no one will be asking:

Who Killed The Electric Car?

Who KILLED The Electric Car? You DID!


OH!  But It’s Not Dead And Like The Phoenix Of Legend It Is rising From The Ashes In Many Incarnations Of Ideas And Implementation.  Detroit Has Best Get On Board Before The Engine That Will Rule The World Is Built In Someone’s Garage, Becomes A Silicon Valley Project Or Some Other Nation Rolls Out The 1st True SCEV (Self Charging Electric Zero Emissions Vehicle) 


Electric Car in-wheel motor Siemens eCorner


How many of you remember two high school pals by the name Steve: Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniack? Yes we can trace the development, the concept of the computer from the abacus to the usual historical jump off point in  1936  and the Konrad Zuse - Z1 Computer, the  first freely programmable computer, but it was On April Fool's Day, 1976, Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs released the Apple I computer and started Apple Computers.


The Apple I was the first single circuit board computer. It came with a video interface, 8k of RAM and a keyboard. The system incorporated some economical components, including the 6502 processor (only $25 dollars - designed by Rockwell and produced by MOS Technologies) and dynamic RAM.


The pair showed the prototype Apple I, mounted on plywood with all the components visible, at a meeting of a local computer hobbyist group called "The Homebrew Computer Club" (based in Palo Alto, California).


A local computer dealer (The Byte Shop) saw it and ordered 100 units, providing that Wozniak and Jobs agreed to assemble the kits for the customers.


About two hundred Apple Is were built and sold over a ten month period, for the superstitious price of $666.66.


In 1977, Apple Computers was incorporated and the Apple II computer model was released. The first West Coast Computer Faire was held in San Francisco the same year, and attendees saw the public debut of the Apple II (available for $1298). The Apple II was also based on the 6502 processor, but it had color graphics (a first for a personal computer), and used an audio cassette drive for storage. Its original configuration came with 4 kb of RAM, but a year later this was increased to 48 kb of RAM and the cassette drive was replaced by a floppy disk drive.


Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak duo revolutionized the world! Their invention of the first true personal computer revolutionized today’s society, changed people's ideas of what a computer could look like and what it could do for them to make their lives easier and their work more efficient.


What A Hobby; What A Piece Of Plywood!


"The first Apple was just a culmination of my whole life." - Steve Wozniak, Co-Founder Apple Computers


Probably the most difficult challenge for all the people busy modifying gas guzzling dinosaurs because it pleases them to do so is; they need the battery makers of the world to get on the stick…quick.  They can build the batteries to carry us into space now it is time to design the batteries that will carry us everywhere else.  It is that simple!


Detroit Is In Trouble And Politicians And Pundits Are Playing Ping Pong With The Arrogant Detroit CEOs When They Should Be Laying Down The Law And Giving The Directive:

“The SCEV (Self Charging Electric Zero Emissions Vehicle) …BUILD IT!

In the first part of our discussion with Jim Stanford and Justin Fox, the two discuss what they see as the causes of the current crisis in the automotive industry, the importance of that industry to the North American economy, and debate the wisdom of allowing the companies in question to go bankrupt.


So You Want A Big Electric Car by Neil Young


So You Want A Big Electric Car? Huffington Post


Nova Technologies Pursuing Self-Charging Vehicle Technology


Neil Young has some advice for Detroit's Big Three :: Culture News ...


Solid-State Ultracapacitors For Electric Vehicles And Consumer ... (1999)



Oil-Free Transportation Looms Large on the Horizon


Driving Our Way to Energy Independence | http://www.newrules.org/

Updating our path breaking 2003 report, this April 2008 report by David Morris describes how commercially available technologies today could transform our petroleum powered transportation system into one powered by electricity and biofuels. Provisions in the recently passed Energy Act could accelerate that transformation. With the adoption of complementary policies, the revolution in our transportation sector can generate an equally profound revolution in our electricity sector. Hundreds of thousands of locally owned wind turbines and solar electric arrays supplying flexible fueled, plug-in hybrid vehicles can allow tens of millions of Americans to become energy producers not just energy consumers.
Executive Summary and Download the full report


Podcast of Driving Our Way author, David Morris, on Minnesota Public Radio's Midday Program - May 23, 2008


Start-Up Plans Electric-Car Network



SAN FRANCISCO -- Better Place, a start-up company developing technology to support electric cars, Thursday announced plans for a $1 billion network to charge electric cars in the San Francisco Bay Area as part of a broad push into the U.S.


The closely held Palo Alto, Calif., company, founded by former SAP AG executive Shai Agassi in 2007, already is building networks for electric cars in Israel and Denmark and in October announced plans to expand into Australia. The company said it would now move into the U.S. market, with construction of battery-recharging stations in the Bay Area starting in 2010. 


(Build The Batteries we need and we won’t need this either.  It has already been demonstrated that self recharging is possible and works)


The stations are critical because existing electric-car batteries go only about 40 miles on a single charge. Better Place also is promoting the idea of removable car batteries that could be swapped for charged ones at centers akin to service stations, sending drivers on their way without waiting to recharge.


Mr. Agassi, who predicts mass-market production of electric cars in the U.S. by 2012, said operations in the San Francisco area would serve as a precursor for deployment of electric-car networks across the U.S. The $1 billion cost of the initial network would be raised by an operating company Better Place plans to start in the Bay Area, he said.


Mr. Agassi said in an interview that the money would be raised over about three years, with about $200 million needed initially. He said Better Place's banks would initiate a financing round to raise the money, primarily through equity from pension funds and other institutions. Credit markets are so tight, though, Mr. Agassi said his company probably won't be able to raise a lot of that money from debt.


He added that the initial network would eventually have 250,000 small charging stations, about the size of parking meters, and 100 to 200 centers where motorists can switch batteries.


The announcement comes at a difficult time for alternative-energy companies as oil prices continue their slide. Tesla Motors Inc. in early October announced it was cutting staff and delaying the introduction of its second battery-powered vehicle, the Model S, until 2011.


But industry and government officials express confidence that demand for electric vehicles will soar over the long term. State and local officials at a news conference with Better Place announced an initiative to create public-private investments in electric vehicles and other elements of green infrastructure.


The mayors of San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose said they would begin work next month with the region's cities, business leaders and others to help make the Bay Area the electric-car capital of the U.S. and one of the first major urban centers in the world to make the transition from petroleum-based energy. A news conference here was also attended by representatives of the electric-car industry, as well as auto giants, including General Motors Corp. and Toyota Motor Corp.


Other backers of the concept include Robert F. Kennedy Jr., son of the late Sen. Kennedy and venture partner and senior adviser to VantagePoint Venture Partners, Better Place's lead investor. He estimated that the total cost to switch the U.S. over to renewable energy is about $1 trillion.


Maybe in some High School Study Hall there are a couple of young people thinking about how make a fortune and how to build an electric car that will wow everyone in their school…the next Jobs and Wozniak.



Automakers detail electric car plans at L.A. show



LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Many of the world's biggest automakers on Wednesday detailed ambitious electric-car plans that promise zero emissions but will demand patience from consumers and subsidies from governments to succeed.


Nissan Motor Co, BMW's BMWG.DE> MINI, General Motors Corp and Volkswagen's Audi were among the automakers who promised, at the Los Angeles auto show, to bring electric cars to market in the next few years.


Consumers have been clamoring for greener vehicles amid soaring gasoline prices and increased concerns about global warming.


The costly batteries required to power gas-free electric cars, however, are not powerful enough to deliver the long driving range car buyers are accustomed to.


So maybe we ought to spend a bundle on the battery people and their R&D Programs instead of all the folks that are still just offering excuses with their hands out!


Whoever puts the first full power, full feature The SCEV (Self Charging Electric Zero Emissions Vehicle) on the market is going to be fabulously wealthy.  Anyone out there motivated by that fact?


"It's going to be a tough sell," said David Champion, director of auto testing for Consumer Reports. "People are used to buying their cars and being able to take them anywhere they want. There are a lot of hurdles for electric vehicles."….


Start thinking and acting out side of the box; be an automotive revolutionary!


Tesla Motors





Electric Car: Bye Bye Petroleum


We are not at the stage of infancy in the development of a serious SCEV (Self Charging Electric Zero Emissions Vehicle).   We are at the point where management excuses and lowered expectations are not going to fly and those who don’t get on board are going to find their stocks and corporations crash…so get with the program!


Watch out Detroit.  You just might find some kid coming down the street with a plastic bucket on a skate board marked “The Battery”!  Science Fair 1st Prize.


You are always telling us that you build what we want, and what we want is a true Automotive Revolution, a true SCEV (Self Charging Electric Zero Emissions Vehicle).  So Damn It Build it!


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