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Friday, November 12, 2010
I'll Think About An Electric Car When...
You know I follow Jay Leno's Garage pretty regularly. Today they have a post up about new electric cars and motorcycles from the 2010 SEMA show.
Jay isn't in this one; his friend Justin Bell is. Justin is a world class racing driver, and has done several videos for and with Jay.
He makes a great point toward the end of this video, when he talks about how it would feel to have his race car recharged in the pits, instead of refueled.
You know how I feel about electric cars, and this really summed it up for me. It was the early days of racing that proved the internal combustion engine concept. electric and steam cars couldn't compete over the long distances, like the Indy 500, first run in 1911, and the gas engine became the standard.
All the flash and bang electric cars have been making the last couple of years is meaningless.
When an electric car wins at Indy or Daytona, then I'll know they're ready for primetime.