Friday, December 9, 2011
Just as cell phones and personal computers did, I believe electric cars can evolve into a marketable product line.
First off, the range between recharges needs to extend well over 300-miles. Next, the recharge time needs to drop from hours to minutes. Third, recharge sites need to be as ubiquitous as gasoline filling stations. Fourth, the unsubsidized purchase price needs to be competitive with conventional cars. Fifth, battery life and electrical components should be fully guaranteed for five-years. Finally, they should be as stylish, as roomy, as comfortable, and as fast as conventional cars.
I believe in the
free market and I believe in the American People, and I believe that technological evolution results in lifestyle revolutions. No government agency mandated iPods, iPhones, or iPads. As this electric car business evolves, I can imagine some big-name big-box retailer offering low-cost recharge sites for shoppers followed by a big-name hotel/motel chain offering low-cost recharge sites for travelers. If the automakers can capture the imagination of the American people as they did in the 1950s and 1960s, seeing the USA in your E-Chevrolet can become an adventure. Every Mom and Pop business along the Old Route 66 can offer curbside recharge sites where the old curbside gasoline pumps used to be. USA