My name is Bill Dale. I am very curious about this subject, but I have lots of other interests as well. ÂThe one thing I am most passionately interested in also concerns chemistry: electric vehicles.Â
Before there were any EVs on the market, I was so determined to drive without buying gasoline that came from our very worst enemies that I Âconverted a BMW to electric that isÂon YouTube now: ("BMW EV conversion burns rubber!!!") ÂI spared no expense in making it as powerful and serious as I could. ÂToday I have a Chevy pickup truck EV conversion, and another flashy, fun 3-wheel enclosed motorcycle EV that drives like a car, and both of them have opened many doors for me, such as spending an entire evening with Elon Musk at a private party, and being invited regularly to events of all kinds, for me to bring my EVs.
I have struggled to handle the steep learning curve of AC motors, DC motors, power electronics, battery chemistry, etc. ÂIt is of primary importance that we discontinue our dependence on foreign oil as quickly and completely as possible since the $450 billion we spend yearly helps to support despotic regimes and terrorism, and has dragged us into a trillion dollars' worth of wars over the last several years. ÂIf we wean ourselves off of that oil, that is hundreds of billions of dollars we would otherwise be able to spend on our health care system, education, roads and bridges, and paying off this immense national debt.
So... I do want to get up to speed on chemistry, even if it's a bit removed from the kind of chemistry we spoke of above. I have been in contact with Popular Science and would like to publish an article in their mag on the somewhat "invisible" EV conversion community.
If you would like to see some pix of my show vehicles and see what makes them so unusual and popular, my email address is billdale "at" earthlink "dot" com. ÂI enjoy your passion for astronomy and astrochemistry (I guess that's what you'd call it!) and would enjoy staying in touch with you. Again, thank you for the detailed explanation of celestial chemistry (BTW... Neil deGrasse Tyson has a short but great video where he explains that every atom in our body was created by what I would refer to as solar alchemy. Fascinating.) Â
Later-- "Electric Bill".