A few years 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’. During the time we were being drawn into Iraq and the Middle East. Our trade deficit was soaring as was our national debt. The concept that a single solution might address so many things at once, enable the United States 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 real.
I joined their news release and get updates regarding their progress. They actually do make progress, they actually do use a presence in lots of nations. Their solution or their primary service is… service stations. Just like we pull into Cracker Barrel Near Me, ‘a Better Place’ is in the procedure of creating and implementing the technology that will let us perform the same goes with electric cars, pull into a service station and ‘fill er up’.
Exactly why is this a big deal? Every day we learn 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 actually the problem. When someone starts to deploy Employees Cracker Barrel accessible to most drivers, just like we drive down the road and see gasoline stations every block, the limiting issue traveling only where your charge can get you, (and safely return), will be overcome.
It’s fun to observe time as well as culture and particularly to be 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 sometimes complicated to imagine a silent car which produces no emissions. It clearly will be science fiction except, it is actually happening right now.
When we stored 100 megabytes on our pc’s we thought we might map the universe; now we store ten times that amount over a thumb drive on our key chain. So what is stand out this week? I have followed ‘its an improved Place’ and observed their steady progress but have hardly heard anything in the United States.
Vanderbilt University will offer you Cracker Barrel Holiday Hours partly of the parking area:
“Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) has announced it will participate in a pilot rollout that can install more than 15,000 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations by June 2011 included in the EV Project, the largest deployment of EV charging infrastructure of all time. 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 a lot of 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 visualize using a road idksax or simply just needing to speak to a friend or work colleage rather than using a cell phone nevertheless the revolution is hardly ten years old. Next time you pump your full tank of gas, enjoy that dizzy feeling as you inhale just a bit; it may be considered a faint memory earlier than we know. Inspire, think globally, act locally.