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A Guide to a Sound Bargain in Leasing an Automobile

There isn’t any drought of individuals who go through thorough preparation prior to setting out on some kind of touring. The core objective behind the preparation is basically to have the whole thing structured at the start. Data connected to their travel, hotel accommodation, local sightseeing, and neighborhood conveyance is gathered from the internet or via travel agents. Amongst the many preparations to be completed for a vacation, whether business or leisure, sourcing a reliable automobile rental is a significant matter.

Upon reaching the destination, travelers are advised to look for information related to the many car charter companies in the neighborhood. Community newsletters and phone directories are excellent pools of data for this intent. After compiling a record of various car charter businesses, they should compare the services as well as quotes being offered ahead of making a conclusion. In USA, one can unearth many prevalent automobile rental businesses, a number of of them offering their assistance, nationwide. Hertz is one such business, and they give their customers various choices that can be had from as low as 179-190$ a week.

With a number of car leasing companies, you could pre-pay and save 10-12% on weekday as well as weekend rentals. A good number of such businesses present an extensive variety of services which includes flexible fuel as well as insurance preferences and twenty four hour emergency roadside help.

There are exclusive rates for businesses planning conventions and for people needing 10 vehicles or more at any given time. Hired cars are also obtainable by American nationals planning foreign visits. Customers with a legal driver permit along with a credit-card under their name will find it simpler to rent an automobile.

The age prerequisite for a person to lease a an automobile from such businesses is generally around twenty-five years. Younger individuals can also rent vehicles but may be mandated to shell out additional charges or get someone to co-sign for the car.

Foreclosure Bus Tours: New Business Idea Boosts Real Estate Sales

Foreclosure Bus Tours: New Business Idea Boosts Real Estate Sales

Amidst a sluggish real estate market, one business idea has become profitable for many. Real estate companies, mortgage brokers and investment firms have found a way to capitalize upon the increase in home foreclosures by offering foreclosure tours. Foreclosure bus tours allow potential investors and home buyers to preview various foreclosure properties in just one day.

How Foreclosure Tours Work

Foreclosure tours are somewhat like going on a real estate field trip. A group of 15 or so potential home buyers load on a bus to travel around the community to view selected properties from a foreclosure list. Some realtors or mortgage companies will offer the tours free to their clients/potential clients, while others may charge a fee of $20-$50 per person for the tour. Tours typically include consumer education, showings of around a dozen homes and a snack or box lunch. After the tours, participants are given the opportunity to meet privately with a mortgage representative, realtor and possibly even a home improvement/general contractor.

Profile of a Foreclosure Tour Business

Partners Roger Robles, Tim Delapaz and Garret Wadford recently joined together to form Jax Foreclosure Bus, a foreclosure tour business that serves the Greater Jacksonville (Florida) area. Our friend recently met with Robles to discuss the success of Jax Foreclosure Bus.

Robles, Delapaz and Wadford all have backgrounds in real estate sales and investments. When sales became slow, the partners sought to find a new way to attract new business. Foreclosure bus tours was their answer. Jax Foreclosure Bus conducts tours once every two weeks. Each tour provides education concerning mortgages, home renovation, purchase agreements and much more. About 20 people participate in each tour. Jax Foreclosure Bus tours are offered free to registered participants, and a complimentary lunch is provided. Tours last about six hours.

According to Robles, the bus tours have helped considerably in the expansion and success of their real estate investment firm. In addition to an increase in home sales, the partners have been able to help several families avoid foreclosure. In the future, the partners hope to franchise their tour bus business and develop real estate consumer education programs.

Summary of the Foreclosure Bus Tour Business

 

Foreclosure bus tours have been launched in almost every size community. They are especially popular in distressed areas such as Florida, Nevada, Michigan and California. With an increase in foreclosures, these businesses will probably continue and even grow in the near future.

Worth the Hype? The New Jaguar XK: An insider’s look at the new Jaguar XK

Worth the Hype? The New Jaguar XK: An insider’s look at the new Jaguar XK

When I was invited with other car journalists for a Jaguar XK Trip Around Cabo , I realized then I couldn’t get enough of this super luxury sports car.

I mean, how can a car enthusiast not love the rounded haunches enveloping the back wheels, the vintage-looking grille and the optical illusion of the coupe’s back window? Yes, the Jaguar XK all fits together into one of the best-designed sports cars ever.

Driving the Jaguar XK around Mexico at speeds of more than 100mph was a thrill, but how did the Jag stack up for everyday street and freeway driving? Well, in our neighborhood just north of glitzy Newport Beach, the XK definitely made heads turn.

But feeling like a fat cat was nothing compared to driving this nimble beast. When I had a chat right on the beach a few months before with Jaguar’s head designer Ian Callum, he said the Jag’s engine noise was specifically engineered to make a signature deep-throated growl. And this pussy doesn’t disappoint. The Jaguar XK’s engine roars to attention when pushing the red keyless start button.

And it’s no wonder the 300 hp, 4.2-liter DOHC, 32-valve, V8, six-speed automatic engine has excellent acceleration, superior suspension and tight handling. Jaguar engineers worked for years to get this newfangled model’s all-aluminum body, super charged engine and aerodynamic exterior to work perfectly together. And it shows.

And at a price tag starting at almost $75,000, here’s hoping buyers of the all-new model are purchasing a future collector’s item. The model we tested, a liquid silver beauty with an ivory and slate interior, rounded out at $86,125 with the advanced technology package and “coupe lux aluminum pak,” which includes aluminum veneer trim, 20-inch wheels, soft-grain leather interior, leather instrument panel and 15-way adjustable seats.

But the most pressing reason for trying the Jaguar out for a week was to try out the way cool multi-function computer system. The Jag XK’s in-dash computer screen is actually the most pleasing we have ever seen. The soft color palette for the touch-screen navigation, audio, climate, Bluetooth and overall system is thoroughly modern, yet classic at the same time.

In fact, this is what the new Jaguar XK has brought to the table in both the car itself and the new brand marketing campaign: timeless beauty, classic style and modern luxury appeal.

Here’s some notes from the male and senior perspectives:

“Is this the new Jag, man?”

Never before has my attention seeking-always-needing-to-be-stroked alter ego been fed so abundantly, as when I roared the 4.2-liter DOHC, 32-valve, V8 engine of the new Jaguar XK Coupe. The opening question startled me a bit as I sat in the newly designed, sleek liquid silver Jag with an ivory/slate interior. This was one of my favorite occasions. I had driven the James Bond-looking Jag, with it’s tailored aero-dynamic front end that tapers around the vehicle to the end where it raises slightly over the tires, from my home in Orange County to the heavenly gates of Universal Studios.

However, I was not there to see the theme park. I was on the lot in my capacity as a working actor. My traditional 55-mile drive through Southern California’s maze of freeways had taken on special meaning because I had earned a role in the new film “Evan Almighty” (and a 7 a.m. call time to go with it.). The only good thing about the early call time was that there was no traffic to contend with on the morning commute. I really opened up the acceleration on the wide-open freeways. So when I say the engine roared, I mean it! I nicknamed the thing “Mufasa,” because I was reminded of the king of the jungle from the Lion King movie every time I floored the beast! I pumped the gas a little while waiting to gain entry to the Universal Studios lot. (I couldn’t help it.). That prompted the guard to come over and stick his head in. “Is that the new Jag man?” “Yes, sir, it is,” was all I replied. The guard oohed and awed for a while before finishing with a response appropriate for the guy code. “Go head on, brother,” he said. There was no hating here. The man was just paying respect to the Jag, and its driver. Enough said. – Derick Alexander

Most people don’t expect a minister to drive up to church in a Jag, much less the 2007 Jaguar XK Coupe, the most luxurious top-of-the-line Jaguar with a price tag of more than $75,000. I heard a senior male parishioner calling to me, “Hey, Rev. What’s that you’re driving?” Envy dripped off his tongue. “It’s the new Jaguar. Want to see it?” After showing him all the accoutrements, he was thoroughly impressed, and even more so when I grabbed the beautiful silver shift knob, dropped it into drive and let him feel the 32-valve, V-8 engine open up on the freeway. It was a trip he (and I) will never forget!

If you’re a senior who loves “living the high life,” the Jaguar XK is a vehicle made for the demanding luxury aficionado. From the side window screens to halt those nasty cancer-ridden rays to the heated wood steering wheel that keeps your fingers warm and toasty, to the feel of lamb wool rugs under your feet, the Jaguar XK is like a visit to a spa in Fiji — it pampers every inch of your body and soul.

And like the failry tale “Cinderella”, the sleek silver Jag with its push ivory interior was transformed back into my little red 1999 Honda. But I’m still waiting for my senior prince to ride up in his Jaguar XK Coupe and whisk me off to his castle in Newport Beach because one ride in this car and you’ll never want to return to your Honda hovel with cheap vinyl seats and four little overworked horses instead of twelve high-powered stags. – Rev. Joanne Tucker

Benefits and Challenges of Hydrogen Economy

Benefits and Challenges of Hydrogen Economy

Hydrogen economy refers to the infrastructure in which society’s energy needs are fulfilled by using hydrogen fuel. The current economy is based on use of fossil fuels for meeting energy requirements and is called fossil fuel economy. Fossil fuels have been the main energy providers for several centuries. However, there are some grave issues linked with fossil fuel economy.

A successful shift towards hydrogen economy promises solutions to most of these problems.

Benefits of Hydrogen Economy

Fossil fuels such as gasoline, diesel and coal are used for power generation in industrial units as well as automobiles. If the supply of these fossil fuels comes to a halt, there would be serious repercussions on current human society. Power generation and industrial production will stop. People would not be able to commute to their workplaces. In this way, the whole of modern society runs the risk of coming to a halt.

This indicates that all of us along with our living styles are dependent on fossil fuels. Large natural reserves of these fossil fuels are restricted to certain countries of the world. If these countries decide to raise the prices of fossil fuels, they can be a position to dictate the global economy.

Hydrogen economy offers a potential solution to the problem of oil dependence. Hydrogen can be produced by using methods that can be practiced in any part of the world. People can even generate hydrogen in their homes by simple techniques using electricity and water.

 

Burning of fossil fuels results in emissions of obnoxious chemicals such as carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides and unburnt hydrocarbons. Cars and factories are a major source of these pollutants. Theses hazardous pollutants cause significant damage to the environment we breathe in causing asthma and various other lung and cardiovascular diseases.

Hydrogen is environment friendly as it is carbon free. Its use in cars or industrial units does not add any obnoxious pollutants to the environment. The only bye product of hydrogen burning is water which is not hazardous for environment.

Another damaging aspect of oil fuels is associated with incidents such as oil spills, pipeline explosions and oil well fires. A recent example is the BP deepwater rig disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. This and many such incidents devastate the marine habitats of both animals and plants. With the advent of hydrogen economy, these pains will be eliminated as hydrogen generation does not involve any such exploration activities.

Fossil fuels combustion also generates carbon dioxide which is a greenhouse gas. Greenhouse gases are those gases that are believed to be causing greenhouse effect; a phenomenon causing abrupt global climatic changes. As a consequence of these climatic changes, the intensity of our whether is increasing. A typical example is sudden melting of glaciers due to temperature rise resulting in floods. Hydrogen fuel relieves this pain as well since its use does not leave any carbon footprint.

Challenges of Hydrogen Economy

Hydrogen economy promises remedies to the problems associated with fossil fuel economy. Nonetheless, its implementation across the globe is not an easy task. There are some hurdles that need to be surpassed before we can reap its benefits.

Hydrogen is not available in independent form and has to be separated from its parent compounds in order to get it in a useable form. The methods currently employed for hydrogen generation are unsafe, expensive and inefficient. Hydrogen economy cannot flourish unless we find a way to create cheap hydrogen.

Another major challenge associated with the implementation of hydrogen economy is its storage and transportation. The inherent low energy density of hydrogen makes it difficult to store as a liquid or a compressed gas. Extensive research is required in the areas of hydrogen storage and transportation to make hydrogen economy a viable replacement to current fossil fuel economy.

The safety concerns liked with hydrogen use also need attention. Additional safety controls need to be designed in order to avoid any unpleasant incidents caused by hydrogen usage. The image of hydrogen as safe fuel has to be portrayed so that its consumer acceptability is enhanced.

A hydrogen based economy can remedy the problems connected with fossil fuel economy. Hydrogen can emancipate us from dependence on oil rich countries. It can reduce air pollution and global warming. It can eliminate the damage caused to biological habitats caused by human activities and incidents. But all these benefits are contingent upon our ability to generate, store and transport cheap hydrogen in a safe and efficient manner.

A Ford F-250 & A Toyota Corolla: A 2000 Ford F-250 & A 2001 Toyota Corolla

A Ford F-250 & A Toyota Corolla: A 2000 Ford F-250 & A 2001 Toyota Corolla

Question: Ford F-250 Fuel Pressure

I am interested to know the fuel pressure for a 2000 Ford F-250, 5.4 liter truck. Please advise.

Tom

Answer: The Key ON Engine OFF (KOEO) specification is 30-45 psi.

Question: Toyota Corolla Starting Problem?

Hey, My mother has a 2001 Toyota Corolla, and when she turns the key to start the car, there is a little hesitation before it starts. It doesn’t happen all the time, but she’s afraid it totally won’t start one time. I checked her battery, and it looks like the original Delphi that came with the car. What do you think it is?

Thank you,

Eric

Answer: It depends on how you define “hesitation”. If the engine cranks slowly then I would definetly suggest a battery and charging system check. If it’s the original battery it’s just about due for a replacement.

Mysteries Spotlight Stock Car Racing and Fans: Jim Overturf and Jim and Joyce Lavene Focus on Murder at the Track

Mysteries Spotlight Stock Car Racing and Fans: Jim Overturf and Jim and Joyce Lavene Focus on Murder at the Track

Mystery lovers can find subgenres devoted to everything from colonial historical fiction to modern crime fiction. One subgenre with promise is the car racing murder mystery series set in the real-life small world of racing.

Two Series Focus on Stock Car Racing in the United States

With millions of fans for both Nascar and mysteries, author Jim Overturf and husband-wife writing team Jim Lavene and Joyce Lavene share their own passion for racing and writing to give stock car racing fans an off-track fix.

Jim Overturf and the Kurt Maxxon Mystery Series

Jim Overturf creates a comprehensive racing world with experienced driver Kurt Maxxon as his curious hero and a complementary team both on the track and off. Kurt’s driving and generous personality earns him devoted fans and friends in each city on his racing circuit.

Kurt’s friend Christine and exuberant puppy Beau give Kurt stability while he travels, and provide extra help when he inadvertently falls into murder investigations.

Mystery Series Centers in American Midwest

The Kurt Maxxon series includes Masonville, centered in Iowa, and Kings Rapids, which is set in Nebraska. Maxxon’s racing circuit is the fictional Swift River Valley Stock Car Racing Association.

 

Maxxon fans can find detailed information on the Kurt Maxxon Racing Team and his beloved Ford Taurus, Nikki, on the Maxxon website. Typical of Overturf’s attention to detail regarding racing, Nikki has her own webpage with stats, build and other racing information.

Jim Lavene and Joyce Lavene

Jim Lavene and Joyce Lavene write several series including the Renaissance Faire mystery series but use their passion for stock car racing to plot and populate their Stockcar Racing Mystery series.

While the Kurt Maxxon series shares the race car driver’s point of view, the Stockcar Racing Mysteries capitalize on the eagle-eyes of two enthusiastic followers of the sport.

Glad and Ruby Wysznewski Follow Circuit in RV

Racing fans Ruby and Glad Wysznewski travel in their RV to catch the races and follow their favorite drivers. Since Glad retired from his job as a homicide detective, he finds his professional insight helpful when Ruby and Glad stumble upon murders involving racing.

Focusing on the Superspeedway Circuit in the eastern part of the country, the first book, Swapping Paint, finds a rookie driver dead in his racecar. Hooked Up, the second in the series, takes place in Dover, Delaware, at the Monster Mile, Delaware International Speedway.

Racing Mysteries Offer Fun Escape

 

These racing mysteries will please racing fans while priming them for the next big race.

Honda has a Potential Prius Killer: 2020 Insight Rivals Toyota for Fuel Economy at a Lower Price

Honda has a Potential Prius Killer: 2020 Insight Rivals Toyota for Fuel Economy at a Lower Price

Honda is introducing the 2020 Insight compact hybrid on April 22, which is Earth Day in the U.S., a day devoted to environmental awareness. The coincidence is by design. Although the official base price hasn’t been set, the Insight is estimated to start at just over $20,000, less than the $22,000 base price of a Prius for a 2019 model.

Insight Catching up with Prius Mileage

The new Insight has been rated at 40 miles-per-gallon in city driving and 43 on the highway by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, which brings it closer to the Prius, which is rated at 48 city and 45 highway for a 2019 model. But if the Insight has a more affordable sticker price than the Prius, that could give the Insight an edge in sales.

But if Honda thinks the Insight is going to help it blow past the Prius, the company should look in its rear-view mirror. Toyota’s also launching a newly-redesigned 2020 Prius sometime in the spring that bumps mileage to a reported 50 m.p.g. While pricing for the new Prius also hasn’t been set, it’s likely to be more than a 2019, allowing Honda to keep its price advantage.

Insight’s Entertaining Dashboard

Honda is promoting some interesting design features in the Insight, according to a Honda news release. Its new “Eco Assist” technology includes an “Econ” transmission mode to maximize fuel economy, a speedometer display that changes colors to illustrate the effect of speed, acceleration and braking on mileage and another display that tracks the driver’s overall mileage performance with a series of green leaf icons; the more leaves that appear, the better the mileage.

All that can create a “gee whiz” factor among hybrid buyers and give the Insight the edge over Prius, but the Prius hasn’t sold 1 million models since its debut in 1997 without its own compelling engineering.

 

New Prius Coming, too

Among the “gee whiz” features of the 2020 Prius is a set of solar panels installed in the car’s moon roof, Toyota explained in a news release. The solar panels power a ventilation system for the passenger compartment without using the car’s gas engine. The ventilation system cools the interior temperature when the car is parked in sunlight, thus reducing the energy needed to run the air conditioner.

Air conditioners are a big drain on gas mileage, potentially cancelling out the effect of hybrids because the A/C usually runs off the engine. Besides improving the efficiency of the A/C on the Prius, Toyota is also adding a remote air conditioning start that runs on battery power alone to begin cooling the interior before the driver returns.

There is an old saying in business that competition makes everybody better and enhances value for the customer. The Insight versus Prius competition should be no exception. Honda hopes to get a sales boost out of the new Insight, but Prius is answering right back with a new, improved model. The new models present more choices for customers, along with the first-ever Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan hybrids also due out this spring.

2011 Holden (Chevrolet) Cruze Series II Review

2011 Holden (Chevrolet) Cruze Series II Review

The first generation Holden Cruze turned out to be quite a popular car, but it was not without its downsides. Interior build and trim quality was not the best, and the diesel engine had so much lag that all the power arrived long after you really needed it. For the Series II Cruze though, Holden engineers have worked hard on the Korean built car to markedly improve the entire product.

Improved Build Quality

The result is a car that is much better put together and which has interior trim and fittings that match the competition, rather than lagging behind. The engineers have also been hard at work on both the suspension and more obviously, the engines. There is now a 1.4 litre turbocharged petrol version and the new 2.0 litre diesel fitted to the car has virtually no lag at all, making it a much better car to drive.

 

Turbocharged Cruze SRi

The 1.4 litre turbo is rather confusingly labelled SRi, which has been a moniker for the sportier versions of Holden’s small car models, but in practice it really isn’t a performance car. Like Volkswagen, with its small displacement turbocharged engines the idea of the turbo in the Cruze SRi is to provide sufficient power while returning very good fuel economy. Holden quotes 6.4L/100km for the Cruze SRi and that’s not too far from the truth in real world testing.

Awkward Clutch

The SRi tested here is the six-speed manual, which should make it feel rather sporty, but the clutch pedal engages when almost at the end of its upward travel, making smooth gear changing a challenge as the driver has to lift his or her entire leg to let the clutch engage smoothly, rather than just using a more natural foot tilting motion.

The diesel auto, also tested here, would still be the best choice for both economy and performance, as while it’s slower on paper than the SRi, it feels faster thanks to the 360Nm of torque and the quoted 6.7L/100km is only marginally worse than the petrol turbo.

Reworked Suspension

Both cars have benefited from new suspension settings that actually make the cars quite fun to drive, unlike the previous Cruze, which felt stodgy and unresponsive.

So the series II Holden Cruze is a very good improvement on the original, showing that Holden and GM in a larger sense are serious about building high quality small cars rather than just relying on a sharp purchase price to shift lots of metal.

Suzuki Vitara And A Toyota Truck: 1988 Toyota And A 2001 Suzuki Vitara

Suzuki Vitara And A Toyota Truck: 1988 Toyota And A 2001 Suzuki Vitara

Question: Suzuki Vitara Hard Start

Hi Vince, I posed this question to you a while back but didn’t get a response; I assumed you’re pretty busy these days setting up.

The question involves my wife’s 2001 Suzuki Vitara 2 door which has developed a starting problem. It started out as an occasion intermittent problem, but now has developed solid. When the car is cold, it starts and runs fine. You can run all day if you like. But if you let the car sit and idle for a time it will stall, or if you shut it off, in either case the car won’t start. Let it sit for about 20 minutes it starts up fine.

I’ve taken it to the dealer and I think he has turned out to be a parts changer. He told my wife that the catalytic converter was bad. He said it was cherry red and a wonder that the car didn’t catch fire. I tried finding the problem with the vehicle myself and never was there an odor or any indications of excessive heat that I noticed. There was no ECM diagnostic either.

After the converter change out the car promptly did the same thing. It is now back at the dealership. He now says that he called the regional center and needs to replace the O2 sensor. Again no ECM codes? How can that be? And can the O2 sensor cause it to not start? I’ve never seen that in any other vehicles I’ve owned. He is waiting for a part to come in, I assume the O2 sensor, and I seriously doubt that it will cure the problem. I’ve read a few Blogs on the 2004 and the fuel regulator, and I changed that out with no help. Any insight?

Thanks,

John

Answer:

Busy is not the word John, too much to do and not enough hours in the day to do it. But I’ll get it all done eventually, not to worry.

I think the red hot catalytic converter is a big clue. The only reason a catalytic convert gets red hot is when too much fuel is going through the engine. Simply replacing the converter without fixing the fuel problem will only burn out the new converter.

I would want to hook up a fuel pressure gauge to see what the fuel pump is doing. I would also want to make sure there aren’t any injectors hanging open. And you’re right, a bad O2 sensor will not keep it from starting.

Question: Old Reliable Needs New Paint

Hi Vincent: I have a 1988 Toyota truck which I don’t use every day, but only to do some shopping since I live in the country. My truck has been out and now it needs paint. Unfortunately the truck is red and I have already checked the price and it’s expensive to paint it. I was going to paint the camper but now it needs a lot more than that. Since I don’t have $2,000.00 to do it. Can you suggest me a site or where can I get info to paint it myself? I don’t want to use a can spray. Is there a place where I can buy something bigger than a can spray? I appreciate your feedback.

Thank you very much.

Sincerely,

Anna Marie Menendez

Answer:

Painting a vehicle is a pretty ambitious project. To do a decent job you’ll need to get some special equipment, most of which can be rented at a good rental supply house.

I found three books that will tell you what you need to know; how to paint and the equipment you will need.

Who Killed the Electric Car? A Murder Mystery: Chris Paine's Documentary about the Death of Carbon Neutral Cars

Narrated by Martin Sheen, this all-star cast for Who Killed the Electric Car? begins at the funeral for the beautiful EV1 car, once made by GM. Despite protests, despite arrests of avid fans, despite air quality mandates in California, every EV1 was rounded up, confiscated and shredded. Who killed the car? Paine’s film takes a good, strong look at some of the primary suspects.

Hollywood Celebrity Fans of the Electric Car Have Bit Parts in the Movie

Several Hollywood stars appear in the film as advocates for the dearly departed electric car, including Ed Begely (Living with Ed), Phyllis Diller (comedian), Mel Gibson (Passions of the Christ), Peter Horton (Eight is Enough), Tom Hanks (film star) and Alexandra Paul (Baywatch). Some of the stars owned the GM EV1, some owned the Toyota RAV4, electric. One hundred years ago, there were more electric cars on the road than there were gas-powered cars. How did the nation get so interested in petroleum power that they would become dependent on foreign sources of the stuff to keep their machines on the move?

Not only does Paine use a generous serving of star power, but also a generous serving of executive and corporate power, too. The head of the California Air Resources Board, Alan Lloyd, Ph.D. (1999-2004) discusses why he capitulated with the automotive industry at a time they were mandated by California law to lower emissions in their vehicles. The Energy Advisor for former President Jimmy Carter discussed his view of the current problems and how President Carter worked with a viable energy plan, which was later abandoned, the solar panels were ripped off the White House, and the Reagan era began.

Where Did All the Electric Cars Go?

Edward Murphy, Ph.D., head of the American Petroleum Institute (API) discusses his perspective on the change away from electric cars. There is a common refrain, even from the GM executive, that there was not enough consumer interest to keep the car on the road and in production. Yet the avid owners of the car tried in vain to blockade the removal of the remaining cars from the GM lot, some even getting arrested in the protest. That does not really square with a lack of interest. And there were long waiting lists for the car. It evidently wasn’t these consumers that killed the car.

 

How about the Oil and Gas Industry? The Goverment? The Auto Industry? Lack of a good battery? Iris and Stanford Ovshinsky, named Heroes of Chemistry, 2000, had developed a viable battery that would not need recharging for 250 miles! Yet that battery was never used. The average person drives only 29 miles per day. Why was there no momentum to save us from pollution, dependence on foreign oil, expensive maintenance? Paine’s movie is thought provoking and well-done. Watch it to learn more about the current problems with oil, air quality, and national defense.

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