I just finished watching the
I just finished watching the NOVA presentation on "cars of the future" featuring Click and Clack from NPR. I guess it was from 2006 because I think I had seen it before, and one clip showed them rolling out a new 2007 Chevy Volt.
Anyway, it was great to see all the work that is going in to making cars more fuel efficient, and to use alternate energy sources. The main thing is funding, it seems.
But one thing that was not mentioned was patents. Could it be that everyone is so protective of their inventions that nobody gets to benefit from a combined effort.
What if all the best ideas were combined. I would love a car that had the strength and lightness of the carbon fiber, snap together body, the energy efficiency of a hybrid (E85) electric vehicle with an extra solar panel boost, and even a plug in to charge option.
I still hoping for the day
I still hoping for the day that all cars run on hydrogen and all cars are priced along the price lines of today.