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The Future of Transportation? Seriously.

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Pete Incaviglia, Jun 29, 2008.

  1. Pete Incaviglia

    Pete Incaviglia Active Member

    So, my dad and I were discussing car buying today, and I was, as usual, lamenting the future of the automobile and not wanting to "be stuck with a conventional car" when the hybrid boom hits. Then, my dad tells me about ZENN (Zero Emissions, No Noise) and I get to googling.

    It's a Canadian company, but the cars are apparently illegal in Canada.

    At any rate, here is the company's site and story I found on them.



    My dad also said they're about to partner with some revolutionary battery company based in Texas. It's mentioned in the second link. Here are the key two graphs:

    The story goes on to call this battery/technology "the holy grail" of energy.

    Bring it on, baby. Bring it fucking on!
  2. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    I'm going to wait for Mr. Fusion.
  3. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    George: When are they gonna have the flying cars, already?
    Jerry: Yeah, they have been promising that for a while..
    George: Years. When we were kids, they made it seem like it was right around the corner.
    Jerry: I think Ed Begley Jr. has one.
    George: No. That's just electric.
    Jerry: What about Harrison Ford? He had one in, uh, Blade Runner. That was a cool one.
    George: (Sarcastic) What's the competition, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang?
    Jerry: Well, what do you think the big holdup is?
    George: The government is very touchy about us being in the air. Let us run around on the ground as much as we want. Anything in the air is a big production.
    Jerry: Yeah, right. And what about the floating cities?
    George: And the underwater bubble cities?
    Jerry: It's like we're living in the '50s here.
  4. crimsonace

    crimsonace Active Member

    The fact that the car's maximum speed is 25 mph makes it somewhat dangerous to drive outside your neighborhood, but the technology is there, someone will build a motor that can go faster and run on electricity.

    This is still impractical for long trips, but would be great for commuting.
  5. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    How about looking to the past as an inspiration for the future. The Peel P50.

  6. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    One of the great moments of TG history. :D Possibly the only car you can drive to your morning meeting — every inch of the way.
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