The SkySails propulsion system consists of a large foil kite, an electronic control system for the kite and an automatic system to retract the kite. The system bears similarities to kitesurfing.... A ship equipped with the current SkySails could consume from 10 to 35% less fuel.
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I am going to change the climate unlesss the nations of world give me.... one million dollars!
Might be worth a look?
If they called them booby-traps the military wouldn't try to avoid them.
I am a fan. I think the engineers at GM asked the right questions when they built this car. How far does the average driver commute? How can we create an electric car that is a full replacement for the average car? How can we make the batteries powerful yet last for years? How can we make the car look decent and still accomplish our goals? I am no greenie but I love to see technology solve our current and future problems. I also am happy to see solutions that reduce our dependence on the Middle East.
And also don't forget that China and India are getting into the car phase driving demand even higher. I don't think they will be able to afford Volts any time soon.
Most people will plug it in when they are done driving for the day.
Charging it isn't the problem. The Leaf has a maximum radius of 50 miles. If you want to drive outside that radius you are SOL. It isn't a practical car, it's maybe a good secondary car. The Volt on the other hand doesn't compromise it can replace your current car.
I would put the odd of gasoline going up to be much more likely. The Volt will charge off-peak at night not effecting our current load in any meaningful way.
Until you are stuck on the side of the road because your batteries are out.
>> True... only that assumes we are building more that will be able to supply the expanded demands on the grid.
Bzzzzzz The car charges at night when we have an abundance of excess power.
The ripping and tearing during birth leads to infections and often death of the mother prior to modern medicine. It also causes major stresses on the newborn child again often leading to death.
Do you need a faster calculator?
Sometimes computers are fast enough.