You can have any Car as long as it’s Electric

If Henry ford would have been alive today, much to every one’s dismay or rather tumultous state of affairs, Henry Ford would have proudly proclaimed that you can have any colour as long its electric, and its happening, the vice president of SAP by name Shai Agassi, has launched a company in October 2007 called Project Better Place, an initiative which he started out of his own interest to contribute towards the global warming. He in association with the Isreali government are trying to launch an exchangeble battery program, which would be in association with Renault and Project Better Place. The whole concept would be like a pre-paid mobile chanring point, where the same concept would be applied to electric cars. It works like somewhat like this, take an instance that in a month X would talk for 300 bucks, so the pre-paid that the person would buy would be 300 bucks and an additional in case of emergencies, now apply this same concept to the rechargeble batteries of cars, if X wanted to drive 400 miles, the recharge would be available for 400 bucks. This is funded by Monthy miles which would be minutes for the telecom operator, Thomas Friedman also in his NYT article, mentions the same approach which would be to lay effective infrastructure, and have national recharging networks and facilities, This has also been talked in Davos Extensively about the infrastructure for the Electric car which the Isreali government wants to mass produce just similat to the mass production of the black model T.

Here are the video’s to the Davos Infrastructure

Have a look at the video – Shai Agassi – Revolutionizing the Eectic Car

I wish this idea take out big time for tax incentives and a vision to eliminate gasoline transportation, The infrastructure should be powered by Open Source or Gnutella Networks as i personally feel Open Source will bring in more innovation and personalization which would bring participation. Hail Richard Stallman.

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3 responses to “You can have any Car as long as it’s Electric

  1. FYI, Friedman talks about this more in his upcoming book (I work for his publisher) – he’s giving away a long excerpt this week along with his previous book as audio downloads – http://www.thomaslfriedman.com/giveaway

  2. Speaking of Thomas Friedman, did you see that you can download his book The World Is Flat for free this week?

    I work for the publisher, and we’re giving it away with an excerpt of his new book (on clean energy and green tech): Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution — And How It Can Renew America.

    

www.thomaslfriedman.com/giveaway

  3. Aditya Nagarajan

    wow speaking of Thomas Friedman’s new book….i am surely gonna take it …after world is flat and lexus and the olive tree i am going to get one hell of a reading pleasure….by the way i seriously missed ‘from beirut to jerusalem’ and thats on my list too.,..thanks a ton…

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