Fuel-Efficient Vehicle Idea

Ok, so this really isn't an idea for improving the fuel efficiency of anything, it's more along the lines of just not paying for the energy.

Imagine a hybrid gas/electric motorcycle. Are you imagining it? Ok, now imagine that its batteries are easily removable, easily concealed in a backpack, easily stowed under a desk at work.. and easily plugged in and recharged using your employer's electricity. Tada!

Ok, so.. problems: you're not going to be able to conceal or carry enough batteries to get you probably any more than a few miles down the road. That's why it's a hybrid – the gas engine will kick in and charge the batteries when needed. It's not perfect, and ethically it might be a bit sketchy, but it's one idea for coping with rising fuel costs.

I'm still waiting for the day when fuel is so expensive that it ends up being cheaper to just not go to work. I've gotta get some magic web-properties set up and bringing in income before then.

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  1. unlikelymoose said,

    I was just discussing the idea of people not driving around any more with the tech guy at my office. He believes that the suburbs will turn into slums. And that large cities will thrive.

    June 25, 2008 @ 12:07 pm

  2. sparx said,

    Oh, definitely. Our economy is based on cheap individual transportation.. that's the only reason "suburbs" exist. We're heading for a mess. Big cities will face their share of problems, mostly in increased prices on EVERYTHING. At least in the suburbs you can grow some of your own food and supplement your living that way.

    I predict a massive surge in "get rich quick" schemes/scams, identity theft, and all other kinds of nasties.

    June 25, 2008 @ 12:17 pm

  3. kate said,

    i still think we should invent vehicles that run on garbage and/or pee. solves our 2 major waste problems and doesn't use any other existing resource 🙂

    June 26, 2008 @ 10:13 am

  4. sparx said,

    Katie.. you keep suggesting this. And I just keep giving you funny looks and hoping you'll stop suggesting this. 😛

    June 26, 2008 @ 10:34 am

  5. kate said,

    haha….i'll keep suggesting it til someone actually makes it happen. i think it's a brilliant idea, regardless of your face-making 😛

    June 27, 2008 @ 10:58 am

  6. sparx said,

    But it doesn't work.. so.. knock it off.

    June 27, 2008 @ 11:12 am

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